Khan al-Asal

Khan al-Asal
خان العسل
Khan al-Asal
Coordinates: 36°10′2″N 37°2′21″E / 36.16722°N 37.03917°E / 36.16722; 37.03917
Country  Syria
Governorate Aleppo
District Mount Simeon
Nahiyah Aleppo
Time zone EET (UTC+2)
  Summer (DST) EEST (UTC+3)

Khan al-Asal (Arabic: خان العسل, also spelled Khan al-Assal) is a district of Aleppo city in northern Syria. It is administratively a sub-district of Aleppo, which is a part of the Mount Simeon District in the Aleppo Governorate. Khan al-Asal is located 12 kilometers (7.5 mi) west-southwest of the center of Aleppo.[1]

The neighborhood is separated in a northern and a southern part by the Halap - Edleb Road to Idlib. The Aleppo - Damascus Highway is the village boundary in the south. A police academy is located 3 kilometers (1.9 mi) southwest of Khan al-Asal. A military academy is located 5 kilometers (3.1 mi) east by north of Khan al-Asal. The village Kfar Da’el is located 5 kilometers (3.1 mi) north by east of Khan al-Asal.

An Army Fueling Base with underground fuel storages, fueling station and several bunkers is located close to the western boundary of the northern part of the village.[1]

Khan al-Asal during the Syrian Civil War

During the Syrian Civil War, in the battle of Aleppos southwestern front, the village and the surrounding area have faced several incidents. Some of them violates International humanitarian law.[2]





  1. 1 2 3 "United Nations Mission on Investigate Allegations of the Use of Chemical Weapons in the Syrian Arab Republic" (PDF). United Nations. 13 December 2013. Retrieved 6 February 2014.
  2. 1 2 "Human rights situations that require the Council's attention". United Nations. 12 February 2014. Retrieved 8 March 2014.
  3. "Syrian opposition fighters kill 115 policemen". TODAY'S ZAMAN. 4 March 2013. Retrieved 8 March 2014.
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