Al-Darbasiyah (Arabic: الدرباسية, Kurdish: Dirbêsiyê, Classical Syriac: ܕܪܒܐܣܝܐ) is a Syrian town on the Syrian-Turkish border opposite the Turkish town of Senyurt. Administratively it is part of the Al-Hasakah Governorate. According to the Syria Central Bureau of Statistics (CBS), al-Darbasiyah had a population of 8,551 in the 2004 census. It is the administrative center of a nahiyah ("subdistrict") consisting of 113 localities with a combined population of 55,614 in 2004.[1] The majority of the inhabitants of the town are Kurds with a large Arab and a smaller Assyrian minority.[2]



Dirbêsiyê  ܕܪܒܐܣܝܐ
Location in Syria
Coordinates: 37°4′22″N 40°39′7″E
Country Syria
GovernorateAl-Hasakah Governorate
DistrictRas al-Ayn District
NahiyahAl-Darbasiyah Subdistrict
300 m (1,000 ft)
 (2004 census)[1]
Time zoneUTC+2 (EET)
  Summer (DST)+3
Area code(s)52

It is connected by road to Tell Beydar in the south.

On 22 July 2012, during the Syrian Civil War, YPG forces took control over the town, after the security and political units withdrew from it, following an ultimatum issued by the Kurds. The town has been under Kurdish control[3][4] till Kurdish forces withdrew in later October 2019, as part of the Second Northern Syria Buffer Zone Agreement, leaving the town under the military control of the Syrian Army.[5]


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