Al-Jarniyah (Arabic: الجرنية), also written Jurneyyeh, is a town in Raqqa Governorate, Syria. It is the administrative centre of Al-Jarniyah subdistrict in Al-Thawrah District.[3] The population of the town at the 2004 census was 2686.[2]


Location in Syria
Coordinates: 36.159560°N 38.236989°E / 36.159560; 38.236989
Country Syria
GovernorateRaqqa Governorate
DistrictAl-Thawrah District
SubdistrictAl-Jarniyah Subdistrict
Elevation371 m (1,217 ft)
 (2004 census)[2]
Time zoneUTC+2 (EET)
  Summer (DST)UTC+3 (EEST)

The town and much of the subdistrict are currently controlled by the Syrian Democratic Forces, following 2 years of ISIL control since 2014.[4]

Syrian Civil War

The ISIL control of the town was ended in December 2016, when SDF forces cut off and cleared a large part of the Al-Jarniyah Subdistrict.[5][6]

See also


  1. "Al Jarnīyah, Raqqa, Syria". Retrieved 20 December 2016.
  2. "Syrian census 2004". HumanitarianResponse. Pcode 'C5965'
  3. "Map of Al Jarniyah – GeoLocated Syria". GeoLocated. Retrieved 20 December 2016.
  4. "ISIS - ISIL map". Liveuamap. Retrieved 20 December 2016.
  5. "Syrian Democratic Forces reach Euphrates, besiege ISIS-held area". al-Masdar News. 19 December 2016. Retrieved 4 January 2017.
  6. "Kurdish YPG Forces Liberate 54 Villages From ISIS In Province Of Raqqa". SouthFront. 20 December 2016. Retrieved 5 January 2017.
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