Location of Khatuniyah in Syria
|Coordinates: 36°25′22″N 41°13′12″E / 36.42278°N 41.22000°ECoordinates: 36°25′22″N 41°13′12″E / 36.42278°N 41.22000°E|
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The village is located on a small peninsula at the northeastern shore of al-Khatuniyah Lake (Arabic: بحرة الخاتونية, translit. Baḩrat al Khātūnīyah, Kurdish: Çemê Xatûniyê), close to the border to Iraq. Northwest of the town, a main road that connects the provincial capital al-Hasakah, which is located around 40 kilometres (25 mi) to the west, with the Rabia border crossing towards Iraq.
In the Syrian Civil War, the area was held occupied by the Islamic State. The village was however liberated on 11 November 2015 by the Syrian Democratic Forces in the course of their al-Hawl offensive.
- "2004 Census Data for Nahiya al-Hawl" (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.
- "Syrian Democratic Forces recapture key town near Iraqi border amid ISIS decline". ARA News. 14 November 2015. Retrieved 5 December 2015.