Al-Qahtaniyah, Raqqa Governorate

Al-Qahtaniya (Arabic: القحطانية) is a village in northern Syria, administratively part of Raqqa Governorate, located just northwest of Raqqa. According to the Syria Central Bureau of Statistics (CBS), al-Qahtaniya had a population of 2,490 in the 2004 census.[1]


Location in Syria
Coordinates: 35°59′37″N 38°55′52″E
Country Syria
GovernorateRaqqa Governorate
DistrictRaqqa District
Occupation Rojava
 (2004 census)[1]
Time zoneUTC+3 (EET)
  Summer (DST)UTC+2 (EEST)

On 26 December 2012, during the Syrian civil war, Syrian opposition activists reported that 20 people, among them children, were killed in the village of al-Qahtaniyah by Syrian army tank shells.[2]

In June, 2017, the village of al-Qahtaniyah was captured by the Syrian Democratic Forces from ISIL during the Raqqa campaign.


  1. General Census of Population and Housing 2004 Archived 2013-03-09 at the Wayback Machine. Syria Central Bureau of Statistics (CBS). Al-Hasakah Governorate. (in Arabic)
  2. "Syria children 'killed' in Raqqa tank attack - Middle East". Al Jazeera English. 2012-12-26. Retrieved 2012-12-26.
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