Ayn Issa

Ayn Issa
ناحية عين عيسى
Town and nahiyah

Ayn Issa nahiya within ar-Raqqah Governorate
Ayn Issa

Location in Syria

Coordinates: 36°23′09″N 38°50′50″E / 36.3858°N 38.8472°E / 36.3858; 38.8472Coordinates: 36°23′09″N 38°50′50″E / 36.3858°N 38.8472°E / 36.3858; 38.8472
Country  Syria
Governorate Al-Raqqah
District Tell Abyad
Occupation  Rojava
Population (2004 census)[1]
  Town 6,730
  Nahiyah 40,912
Time zone EET (UTC+2)
  Summer (DST) EEST (UTC+3)
P-Code C5905
Geocode SY110202

Ayn Issa (Arabic: ناحية عين عيسى, Kurdish: Bozanê) is a town and nahiyah within the Tell Abyad District of ar-Raqqah Governorate in Syria. It is located halfway between the border town Tell Abyad and the regional capital ar-Raqqah.

In June 2015, Ayn Issa was taken over by the Kurdish People's Protection Units (YPG) in the course of their Tell Abyad offensive. While it was shortly recaptured by Islamic State militants,[2] it was reclaimed by the YPG in early July.[3]


  1. "2004 Census Data for Ayn Issa nahiyah" (in Arabic). Syrian Central Bureau of Statistics. Retrieved 15 October 2015. Also available in English: "2004 Census Data". UN OCHA. Retrieved 15 October 2015.
  2. "Islamic State 'recaptures north Syria town from Kurds'". BBC News. 6 July 2015. Retrieved 21 October 2015.
  3. "Islamic State conflict: Kurds reclaim Ain Issa in Syria". BBC News. 8 July 2015. Retrieved 21 October 2015.

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