Al-Marashidah (Arabic: المراشدة) is a Syrian town located in Abu Kamal District, Deir ez-Zor. According to the Syria Central Bureau of Statistics (CBS), Al-Marashidah had a population of 4,346 in the 2004 census.[1]


Location in Syria
Coordinates: 34°30′13″N 40°55′47″E
Country Syria
GovernorateDeir ez-Zor
DistrictAbu Kamal District
SubdistrictAl-Susah District
Time zoneUTC+2 (EET)
  Summer (DST)UTC+3 (EEST)
City Qrya PcodeC5183

The town fell under the control of the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant in early 2014 during the Syrian Civil War. By 24 January 2019, Al-Marashidah was one of the final remaining Syrian settlements under control of the Islamic State, with the Syrian Democratic Forces fighting for control of the town.[2][3][4] On the next day, ISIL carried out numerous suicide attacks on the SDF, in an attempt to break the siege, allowing them to recapture parts of Al-Baghuz Fawqani, to the south.[5] On 7 February 2019, the SDF captured Al-Marashidah and other nearby areas from ISIL, completely besieging ISIL in the town of Al-Baghuz Fawqani.[6][7]


  1. "General Census of Population 2004". Retrieved 2017-12-09.
  3. "Down to Its Last 2 Villages in Syria, ISIS Still Fights Back". The New York Times. January 24, 2019. Retrieved January 24, 2019.
  4. Aboufadel, Leith (2018-10-08). "ISIS suffers another big setback in east Deir Ezzor (video)". AMN - Al-Masdar News | المصدر نيوز. Retrieved 2019-01-17.
  5. "Desperate ISIS terrorists use suicide attacks in eastern Euphrates counter-offensive". Al-Masdar News. 25 January 2019. Retrieved 15 February 2019.
  7. Leith Aboufadel (7 February 2019). "ISIS squeezed into last areas as SDF troops capture 2 villages east of the Euphrates (MAP)". Al-Masdar News. Retrieved 15 February 2019.

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