Al-Khafsah

Al-Khafsah (Arabic: الخفسة), also spelled Khafsa, is a village located 77 kilometers (48 mi) east of Aleppo in northern Syria. In the 2004 census, it had a population of 5,393.[1]

Al-Khafsah

الخفسة
Village
Al-Khafsah
Location of Al-Khafsah in Syria
Coordinates: 36°13′51″N 38°01′18″E
Country Syria
GovernorateAleppo
DistrictManbij
SubdistrictAl-Khafsah
Population
 (2004)[1]
5,393
Time zoneUTC+2 (EET)
  Summer (DST)UTC+3 (EEST)

In June 2016, the village was under control of ISIL.[2] On 8 September 2016, ISIL evacuated its headquarters in al-Bab and moved it to Al Khafsah with dozens of vehicles carrying militants and weapons. This came a day after Turkish-led rebel forces expressed their goal of capturing al-Bab.[3] On the evening of the 7 March 2017, Khafsa has been liberated by the Syrian Arab Army (SAA).[4][5]

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