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 Azaz, Syria

Azaz is a small town in northwestern Syria, roughly 20 miles (30 kilometres) north-northwest of Aleppo. According to the Syria Central Bureau of Statistics (CBS), Azaz had a population of 31,623 in the 2004 census. As of 2015, its inhabitants were almost entirely Sunni Muslims, mostly Arabs and Arabized Kurds, with a small Yazidi community of 10 people.


It is historically significant as the site of the Battle of Azaz between the Crusader States and the Seljuk Turks on June 11, 1125. It is notable for its proximity to a Syrian–Turkish border crossing, which enters Turkey at Oncupinar, south of the city of Kilis.

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Turkey and its Syrian rebel allies, which six weeks ago launched an operation in the Idlib region targeting the Syrian Kurdish YPG fighters, also control a swathe of land further east in Syria that stretching from the area around Azaz to the Euphrates river, which was taken during its "Euphrates Shield" ...
A Syrian refugee boy is seen at a refugee camp in the Syrian town of Azaz, January 26, 2018. (AFP photo). Turkey says it is building a camp for refugees inside the Syrian territory as it seeks to allay concerns about its devastating campaign against Kurdish militants, which has forced hundreds of thousands ...

"The Turkish military, and to a lesser extent Kurdish forces, are carrying out indiscriminate attacks in the embattled Syrian towns of Afrin and Azaz respectively in northern Aleppo, killing scores of civilians, according to eyewitness testimonies obtained and verified by Amnesty International," read an Amnesty ...
The 600-strong Kurdish Falcons battalion, operating under the Turkey-backed Free Syrian Army's Hamza brigade, comprises 400 ethnic Kurds from Syria's Azaz region and 200 Syrian Arabs. The deployment is an attempt by Ankara to counter impressions that the Turkish offensive is anti-Kurd and possibly ...
Syrian civilians forced to flee Afrin's Tel Rifaat district to the nearby town of Azaz by the PYD/PKK terrorist group rallied on Tuesday to show support for a Turkish military operation that remains underway in northern Syria. Turkey began its Operation Olive Branch on Jan. 20 with the aim of clearing ...
The PYD/PKK terror organization has once again demonstrated its ugly face by destroying dreams of the Tavil family, who live in Azaz district of Aleppo in northern Syria. It is well known that the PYD/PKK targets mosques, hospitals and schools. On Monday, the terror group targeted Tavil family in Azaz with ...

The PYD/PKK terrorist group on Sunday launched a rocket targeting civilians in a refugee camp in Aleppo's Azaz district, an area that had been previously liberated during Turkey's Operation Euphrates Shield, which lasted from August 2016 to late March 2017. The rocket landed in an empty area bordering ...
We review the key developments in Syria, including civilians staying in Eastern Ghouta despite the fighting, Amnesty warning of 'indiscriminate' attacks in Afrin and Azaz, and the U.S. calling out Russia for failing to stop Damascus carrying out chemical weapons attacks.
Turkey reconnects FSA-held Idlib with Azaz. 3 Mar 2018 ... Since February 26, areas controlled by the Free Syrian Army (FSA) forces in northern Syria have been reconnected in a crescent-shaped corridor from the northwestern Idlib province and Azaz eastward, Andalou's state-run news agency reported.
The PYD/PKK terror organization has once again demonstrated its ugly face by destroying dreams of the Tavil family, who live in Azaz district of Aleppo in northern Syria.It is well known that the PYD/PKK targets mosques, hospitals and schools. On Monday, the terror group targeted Tavil family in Azaz with ...
The Syrian branch of the globally recognized terror group PKK, the Democratic Union Party (PYD) and its armed wing the People's Protection Units (YPG), has once again demonstrated its true identity by killing a 10-year-old boy and injuring four other children in the Tavil family, who lives in Azaz district of ...
US-backed PKK/YPG terrorists attack refugee camps in Syria's Idlib, Azaz ... On Sunday, terrorists launched another rocket targeting civilians in a refugee camp in Aleppo's Azaz district. The rocket ... On Monday, another rocket attack on Azaz that came from Afrin, killed one civilian and injured five others.
The PYD/PKK terrorist group on Sunday launched a rocket targeting civilians in a refugee camp in Aleppo's Azaz district, an area that had been previously liberated during Turkey's Operation Euphrates Shield, which lasted from August 2016 to late March 2017. The rocket landed in an empty area bordering ...
An injured kid is seen as getting treatment in an hospital in Syria's Azaz town on February 3, 2018. (TRTWorld). At least four civilians were injured when the PYD/PKK terror group fired seven missiles from Syria's Afrin on a marketplace in Azaz district near the Turkish border on Saturday, according to a hospital official.
Turkish troops take control of Bursayah hill, which separates the Kurdish-held enclave of Afrin from the Turkey-controlled town of Azaz, Syria, Sunday, Jan. 28, 2018. (STR / AP). Mehmet GuzelAssociated Press. Renewed clashes erupted on Monday on a strategic hilltop in northwestern Syria captured by Turkish troops the ...
Turkish-backed Syrian rebels march on Mount Barsaya north of Azaz, on January 29, 2018, as the Turkish offensive against Kurdish forces in the Syrian border region of Afrin continues. Nazeer Al Khatib / AFP. Kurdish forces trying to fend off a Turkish military offensive in northern Syria are in the awkward ...
Turkish troops and allied Syrian rebels launched an offensive on Saturday to drive the Kurdish YPG militia out of the Afrin region of north-western Syria. The BBC's Mark Lowen and cameraman Goktay Koraltan are the first international journalists to be granted access to the rebel-held border town of Azaz, ...

Fighting between Turkish forces and Kurdish units in the vicinity of Azaz has been confirmed by Anadolu news agency and Al Mayadeen news, both citing their correspondents on the ground. The Turkish military have thus continued their operation's ground phase, which began on Sunday. Ankara said 153 ...
The PYD terrorist group in Syria targeted residential areas in Azaz with multiple rocket attacks from the Afrin district bordering Turkey late Sunday. Multiple rockets were fired by the terrorist organization on the civilian settlements in the area controlled by the Turkey-backed Free Syrian Army forces, according ...
The PYD/PKK terror organization has once again demonstrated its ugly face by destroying dreams of the Tavil family, who live in Azaz district of Aleppo in northern Syria. It is well known that the PYD/PKK targets mosques, hospitals and schools. On Monday, the terror group targeted Tavil family in Azaz with ...
The media group made up of dozens of journalists and camera crews was taken in armoured coaches by convoy onto Marine in Azaz province, on the edge of Afrin, which the Turkish operation is targeting. Well into the second week of Operation Olive Branch our Turkish government escorts were anxious to ...
(TRTWorld). At least four civilians were injured when the YPG/PKK terror group fired seven missiles from Syria's Afrin on a marketplace in Azaz district near the Turkish border on Saturday, according to a hospital official. One of the injured is in serious condition, an administrative official at Azaz Ahli Hospital, ...
Secondly, due to large Turkey military operation in northern Syria - the "Euphrates shield", IS was driven out of the important region in north-eastern Aleppo province also known as Azaz-Jarablus-Al-Bab triangle. The retreat from Jarablus and ...
Aleppo, Syria: The first batch of opposition fighters and civilians who were evacuated from the Syrian city of Homs arrived in Azaz city in Aleppo's northern countryside in northern Syria. A convoy of 32 buses carrying 1,354 evacuees from Waer, the ...
To meet the urgent needs, extra 3,000 bread packs were distributed to 500 families in Azaz for three consecutive days. The daily distribution ration was raised to more than 6,000 bread packs to cover the large numbers of evacuees and the camps hosting ...
Supporters of the Syrian rebel groups in the Turkish-controlled town of Azaz in northern Syria protested against the Netherlands and burned Dutch and Danish flags in support of Turkey during the sixth anniversary of the 'Syrian revolution'.
Turkish jets have destroyed 2,325 targets, and the military has taken control of 243 residential areas and 2,015 square kilometers (778 square miles) between the cities of Azaz and Jarabulus. According to another statement by the military Friday ...
It follows a visit by his mega minister, Elias Moussa Daweleh, who delivered his personal message few weeks ago to Lorenzo Te'Azaz Road. Djibouti may have concerns with the servicing of its 3.4 billion dollars loan from the Chinese government, spent to ...
The loss of Manbij forces President Recep Tayyip Erdogan to downsize his idea of a buffer zone, agreed upon last summer with his Russian counterpart, Vladimir Putin.
Since August, Turkish and FSA forces have pushed ISIS away from Turkey's border between the Euphrates river and Azaz, and have advanced south to al-Bab.
At least 652 children were killed in Syria during 2016, more than in any other year of the civil war, a report by the United Nations children's organisation has said.
Damascus, Syria (6:50 P.M.) - 40 Turkish-backed prisoners of war were released from Efrin prison on Saturday in a bid by the Kurdish-led Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF) to relieve tensions between warring parties in the region.
Currently Menbij and Ain Al Arab are accessed by WFP from Qamishly and by 1 XB partner from south Turkey and 1 North East Syria NGO partner.
TRIBUNPONTIANAK.CO.ID, PONTIANAK - Anggota DPRD Provinsi Kalimantan Barat, Mad Nawir menuturkan permasalah hukum yang terjadi pada program e-KTP Ia harap tidak menghambat program tersebut selanjutnya dan mengedepankan azas ...
Turkish jets also destroyed 2,325 targets, with the military taking control over 243 residential areas and 2,015 square kilometers (778 square miles) of territory between the cities of Azaz and Jarabulus. According to another statement by the military ...
The Turkish government, in turn, began discussions to clear the Manbij pocket with Arab and Turkmen forces, based in towns stretching from Azaz to Marea. These negotiations resulted in three interrelated agreements: (1) The United States, with Turkish ...
Selim II, sultan of the Ottoman Empire (1524-1574), was such a fan of tulips that he ordered the Kadi of Azaz in Syria to send him 50,000 bulbs, and imported another 300,000, probably Tulipa schrenkii, from the Crimean city of Kaffa for his flower beds ...
Jakarta - Ketua Presidium Perhimpunan Masyarakat Madani (Prima) Sya'roni menilai kehadiran Ketua KPU DKI Jakarta Sumarno dan Ketua Bawaslu DKI ...
A young Syrian girl at a refugee camp close to the Turkish-Syrian border near Azaz town in 2016. Photograph: Anadolu Agency/Getty Images.
Syrians living in the city of Azaz near the Turkish border told Al Jazeera that they are worried about the cost of goods. "The prices are getting higher.
Istanbul, March 6 (KUNA) -- Three Syrians fighters from the Free Syrian Army died of their wounds after clashes with the so called IS (Islamic State) elements in northern Syria and were brought to Turkey's southern Kilis province for treatment on Monday.
"Since the expulsion of IS from the town, Civil Defence crews are working around the clock to defuse the explosives," Abdul-Karim Balaw, head of the Azaz branch of Civil Defence, told The New Arab. "Daesh has planted explosives in homes, roads, shops, ...
In other news, a Syrian search-and-rescue group reported a bomb blast in the opposition-held town of Azaz, north of Aleppo, killing at least eight people.
Beirut - Five months of multisided clashes in Syria's crowded northern battlefield have displaced some 66,000 people, a U.N. humanitarian agency said Sunday, a day after the U.S.
Life in Syria's Azaz, an opposition-held town on the Turkish border, is becoming increasingly difficult as basic supplies run short.
In a second attack, IS said a fighter "detonated his suicide belt" in the rebel-held town of Azaz, also in Aleppo province.
In a second attack, IS said a fighter "detonated his suicide belt" in the rebel-held town of Azaz, also in Aleppo province.
In a second attack, Daesh said a militant "detonated his suicide belt" in the rebel-held town of Azaz, also in Aleppo province.
In other news, a Syrian search-and-rescue group reported a bomb blast in the opposition-held town of Azaz, north of Aleppo, killing at least eight people.
Gaziantep, Turkey - Syrian forces have driven the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL) out and made advances south of the city of Al Bab in the last week.


 

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