Location of Al-Khafsah in Syria

Coordinates: 36°13′51″N 38°01′18″E / 36.2308°N 38.0216°E / 36.2308; 38.0216Coordinates: 36°13′51″N 38°01′18″E / 36.2308°N 38.0216°E / 36.2308; 38.0216
Country  Syria
Governorate Aleppo
District Manbij
Subdistrict Al-Khafsah
Occupation Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant
Population (2004)[1] 5,393
Time zone EET (UTC+2)
  Summer (DST) EEST (UTC+3)

Al-Khafsah (Arabic: الخفسة), also spelled Khafsa, is a village located 77 kilometers (48 mi) east of Aleppo in northern Syria. In the 2004 census, it had a population of 5,393.[1]

Al-Khafsah is the administrative center of Nahiya Al-Khafsah of the Manbij District.

In June 2016, the village was under control of ISIL.[2] On 8 September 2016, ISIL evacuated its headquarters in al-Bab and moved it to Al Khafsah with dozens of vehicles carrying militants and weapons. This came a day after Turkish-led rebel forces expressed their goal of capturing al-Bab.[3]


  1. 1 2 "2004 Census Data for Nahiya Al-Khafsah" (in Arabic). Syrian Central Bureau of Statistics. Retrieved 15 October 2015. Also available in English: UN OCHA. "2004 Census Data". Humanitarian Data Exchange. Retrieved 4 December 2015.
  2. "عشرات القتلى والجرحى بقصف جوي روسي بريف حلب الشرقي". AlAraby. 28 June 2016.
  3. "Islamic State evacuating headquarters in Syria's al-Bab". ARA News. 8 September 2016.
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