Location of Qabasin in Syria

Coordinates: 36°26′09″N 37°34′06″E / 36.4358°N 37.5683°E / 36.4358; 37.5683Coordinates: 36°26′09″N 37°34′06″E / 36.4358°N 37.5683°E / 36.4358; 37.5683
Country  Syria
Governorate Aleppo
District al-Bab
Subdistrict al-Bab
Occupation Kurdish Front
Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant
Syrian opposition Syrian Opposition
(only November 2016)[1]
Population (2004)[2] 11,382
Time zone EET (UTC+2)
  Summer (DST) EEST (UTC+3)
Geocode C1209

Qabasin (Arabic: قباسين, Kurdish: Qebasîn) is a Kurdish[3] town located northeast of the city of Al-Bab in northern Syria. It is administratively part of the Al-Bab nahiya in the Al-Bab District of the Aleppo Governorate. The town had a population of 11,382 in 2004.[2] A nearby town is Arima, to the north-east.

The Syrian civil war (2011-present)

During the Syrian civil war, the town was initially captured by the Syrian opposition and later by ISIS. ISIS kidnapped hundreds of Kurdish civilians from the town and executed dozens of them between 2014 and 2016.[4][5]


  1. Tomson, Chris (15 November 2016). "Turkish-backed rebels overrun another ISIS-held town near al-Bab". AMN - Al-Masdar News | المصدر نيوز. Retrieved 1 December 2016.
  2. 1 2 "2004 Census Data for Nahiya al-Bab" (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.
  3. "Qabasin town - Orient News". Retrieved 25 November 2016.
  5. "Oral Update of the Independent International Commission of Inquiry on the Syrian Arab Republic" (PDF). Retrieved 1 December 2016.

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