Abu al-Duhur

Abu al-Duhur
أبو الظهور
Abu al-Ẓuhur
Abu al-Thuhur

Street scene in Abu al-Duhur, 2014
Abu al-Duhur

Location in Syria

Coordinates: 35°44′26″N 37°2′48″E / 35.74056°N 37.04667°E / 35.74056; 37.04667Coordinates: 35°44′26″N 37°2′48″E / 35.74056°N 37.04667°E / 35.74056; 37.04667
Country  Syria
Governorate Idlib
District Idlib
Subdistrict Abu al-Thuhur
Population (2004)
  Total 10,694

Abu al-Duhur (Arabic: أبو الظهور; Abu al-Ẓuhur, also spelled Abu al-Thuhur) is a town in northwestern Syria on the edge of the Syrian Desert, administratively part of the Idlib Governorate, located about 45 kilometers south of Aleppo. Nearby localities include Tell Sultan and Tell Kalbah to the northwest. According to the Syria Central Bureau of Statistics (CBS), Abu al-Duhur had a population of 10,694 in the 2004 census. It is the center of a nahiyah ("subdistrict") containing 26 localities with a combined population of 38,869 in 2004.[1]

Abu al-Duhur is the site of a military airfield.[2] During the Syrian Civil War it was fought over in the Siege of Abu al-Duhur Airbase and city is under control of Free Syrian Army from 2012.


  1. General Census of Population and Housing 2004 Archived February 6, 2013, at the Wayback Machine.. Syria Central Bureau of Statistics (CBS). Idlib Governorate. (Arabic)
  2. Heller, p. 310.


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