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Al-Thawrah
Al-Thawrah
(Arabic: الثورة‎ aṯ ṯawrah), also known as al-Tabqah (Arabic: الطبقة‎ aṭ ṭabqah; Kurdish: Tebqa‎, Classical Syriac: ܛܒܩܗ‎; official name before 8 March 1967[2]), is a city located in Raqqa Governorate
Raqqa Governorate
(Syria), approximately 55 kilometres (34 mi) west of Raqqa. The name "al-Thawrah" literally means "The Revolution", in reference to the March 8th revolution. The Tabqa Dam, which compounds the Euphrates
Euphrates
and creates Lake Assad, was built near al-Thawrah. The city had a population of 69,425 as of the 2004 census.[3]

Al-Thawrah
Al-Thawrah
is the administrative centre of Nahiya Al-Tabqah and the Al-Thawrah
Al-Thawrah
District.

Contents

1 Syrian Civil War 2 Demographics 3 See also 4 Notes

Syrian Civil War[edit]

Smoke rises in Tabqa after the city was hit by a Syrian Air Force airstrike in June 2013

On 26 November 2012, during the Syrian Civil War, a main route from Raqqa
Raqqa
to Aleppo
Aleppo
passing through al-Thawrah along the Euphrates
Euphrates
was dotted with both government and rebel checkpoints.[4] On 11 February 2013, rebel groups including the al-Nusra Front and Liwa Owais al-Qorani took over the city.[5] On 21 November, there was fierce fighting between government troops and rebels in the town.[6] On 25 November, the rebels were in control of the town. On 5 January 2014, there were clashes in Tabqa, where ISIL
ISIL
forces were most dominant, according to the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights
Syrian Observatory for Human Rights
(SOHR).[7] On 22 March 2017, SOHR reported that an international coalition airstrike killed or injured more than 40 people.[8] The BBC reported 27 killed and 40 wounded.[9] During ISIL
ISIL
rule, the town's Catholic, Antiochian Orthodox Church and Assyrian Church of the East
Assyrian Church of the East
churches were turned into a parking garage, a weapons factory and a housebarn with ISIL
ISIL
militants destroying all Christian symbols of the three churches. The Shiite Omar Bin al-Khatab Mosque was destroyed and an Ismaili place of worship was turned into a children's training centre.[10] The Syrian Democratic Forces, as well as the SOHR, announced on 10 May that the alliance had completely captured the town as well as the dam.[11][12] Demographics[edit] Prior to the civil war, the majority of the city's inhabitants were Sunni Arabs, with Kurdish, Armenian, Assyrian as well as Ismaili and Shiite Arab minorities.[13] The Assyrian minority consisted of around 1,000 people, with about half belonging to the Assyrian Church of the East, originating from the Khabour River villages, and the other half being Syriac Orthodox
Syriac Orthodox
Christians, along with a few Chaldean Catholic, Syriac Catholic and Protestant
Protestant
families.[14] See also[edit]

Battle of Al-Tabqa airbase Al- Tabqa Dam
Tabqa Dam
raid (2017) Battle of Tabqa (2017)

Notes[edit]

^ "At Tabqah: Syria
Syria
" Geographical Names ^ https://books.google.ru/books?id=7IBBAQAAIAAJ&lpg=PA5 ^ Al-Thawrah
Al-Thawrah
population[permanent dead link] ^ " Syria
Syria
rebels seize dam". AAP. November 26, 2012. Archived from the original on November 29, 2012. Retrieved November 26, 2012.  ^ "Rebels take control of military airport in North Syria, NGO says". Now.mmedia.me. Retrieved 2013-08-29.  ^ "Fierce Syria
Syria
clashes on Lebanese border force government to launch tighter border policies". Al Bawaba. 21 November 2013. Retrieved 19 December 2013.  ^ Diaa Hadid (5 January 2014). "Syrian rebels battle Al-Qaeda-linked fighters". The Daily Star.  ^ "More than 40 casualties, wounded and missing in a new massacre carried out by international coalition’s warplanes in Tabaqa city", syriahr.com, 22 March 2017. Retrieved 23 March 2017. ^ "IS conflict: US airlift backs new assault near Raqqa
Raqqa
stronghold", bbc.co.uk, 22 March 2017. Retrieved 23 March 2017. ^ http://en.hawarnews.com/is-eliminated-all-shiites-christians-and-ismailis-belongings/ ^ "US-backed Syrian forces 'fully capture' Tabqa from ISIL". Al-Jazeera. Retrieved 10 May 2017.  ^ "US-backed forces seize Syria's Tabqa, dam from ISIS". Agence-France Presse. Al-Arabiya. Retrieved 10 May 2017.  ^ https://alshahidwitness.com/eliminated-shiites-christians-ismailis-belongings/ ^ "Stranded: the Forgotten Assyrians of Al-Tharwah, Syria". Assyrian International News Agency. 2 August 2013. Retrieved 24 October 2015. 

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Raqqa
Raqqa
Governorate

Raqqa
Raqqa
District

Raqqa Abu Susah al-Akirshi al-Fariaa Ghirnatah al-Ghutah al-Hamah al-Hamdaniyah Hittin Huwayjat Shinan Huzaymah al-Jabali Judaydat Kahit Judaydat Khabur Kadiran al-Kalitah al-Karamah Kasrat Shaykh al-Jumaa al-Khamisiyah al-Khatuniyah al-Khayyalah al-Sharqiyah Laksun Maadan Maghlah Kabirah Maghlah Saghirah al-Manamah Masaadah Matab al-Burashid al-Namisah al-Nasirah al-Qahtaniyah Rabi'a, Raqqa al-Rabiyah al-Rahibi Ratlah Samrah al-Sabkhah al-Sahel al-Salhabiyah Gharbiyah Shamrah al-Suwaydah Suwaydiyah Kabirah Tell al-Samen Dahham al-Yaarubiyah al-Yarmouk

Tell Abyad
Tell Abyad
District

Tell Abyad Ain al-Arous al-Amin Ayn Issa Bir Issa Hawaij Saghir Hayshah Tell Hammam Tell al-Kabir Suluk al-Zaazu'

Al-Thawrah
Al-Thawrah
District

Al-Thawrah Dibsi Afnan Dibsi Faraj Fallah Rabu Jaaidin al-Jarniyah Mahmudli al-Mansurah al-Safsafah Shams

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