Shuyukh Fawqani

Shuyukh Fawqani
شيوخ فوقاني
Şexlêr Jorin
Shuyukh Fawqani

Location of Shuyukh Fawqani in Syria

Coordinates: 36°46′19″N 38°02′41″E / 36.77191°N 38.04475°E / 36.77191; 38.04475Coordinates: 36°46′19″N 38°02′41″E / 36.77191°N 38.04475°E / 36.77191; 38.04475
Country  Syria
Governorate Aleppo
District Ayn al-Arab
Subdistrict Shuyukh Tahtani
Population (2004)[1] 9,303
Time zone EET (UTC+2)
  Summer (DST) EEST (UTC+3)
Geocode C2002

Shuyukh Fawqani (Arabic: شيوخ فوقاني, lit. 'Upper Shuyukh'; Kurdish: Şexlêr Jorin) is a town in northeastern Aleppo Governorate, northern Syria.

Located on the eastern banks of river Euphrates, across Jarabulus Tahtani, and some 5 km (3.1 mi) north of Shuyukh Tahtani, the town is the largest settlement of Nahiya Shuyukh Tahtani with 9,303 inhabitants, as per the 2004 census.[1] al-Nasiriyyah Bridge, a modern road bridge, connected the town with both Jarabulus and the city of Manbij, some 30 km (19 mi) to the southwest, until the bridge was destroyed by ISIL in March 2015.

The town belongs to the semi-autonomous Kobanî Canton of Rojava, the city of Kobanî being located some 30 km (19 mi) to the northeast.

Syrian Civil War

On 6 March 2015, following the Kurdish retaking of Kobanî, ISIL blew up the western side of al-Nasiriyyah Bridge,[2] a modern road bridge that had previously been damaged by artillery on 10 February 2014.


  1. 1 2 "2004 Census Data for Nahiya Shuyukh Tahtani" (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. "ISIS destroys part of Jarabulus bridge as battles intensify with Kurds". Zaman Al Wasl. 7 March 2015. Retrieved 29 August 2016.
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