Al-Suwar

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Al-Suwar
صور
Al-Suwar is located in Syria
Al-Suwar
Al-Suwar
Coordinates: 35°30′23″N 40°39′42″E / 35.50639°N 40.66167°E / 35.50639; 40.66167
Country Syria
GovernorateDeir ez-Zor
DistrictDeir ez-Zor
Population (2004)[1]
 • Total5,279[1]
Time zoneEET (UTC+2)
 • Summer (DST)EEST (UTC+3)

Al-Suwar (Arabic: صور‎, also spelled as-Suwar) is a town in eastern Syria, administratively part of the Deir ez-Zor Governorate, located along the Khabur river, north-east of Deir ez-Zor. In 2004, there were 5297 inhabitants.

History[edit]

Al-Suwar is possibly the modern location of Suru, the capital city of Aramean state Bit-Halupe.[2]

Civil war[edit]

During the Syrian Civil War, the town fell under ISIL occupation until it was liberated by U.S.-backed Syrian Democratic Forces during an offensive in September 2017.[3]

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