Al-Quriyah (Arabic: القورية, also spelled Qurieh) is a City in eastern Syria, administratively part of the Deir ez-Zor Governorate, located along the eastern bank of the Euphrates River, south of Deir ez-Zor. Nearby localities include Diban, Mahkan and al-Tayanah to the north, Mayadin to the northwest and al-Asharah, Darnaj and Suwaydan Jazirah to the south. According to the Syria Central Bureau of Statistics, al-Quriyah had a population of 28,172 in the 2004 census, making it the largest locality in the al-Asharah subdistrict ("nahiyah.")[1]


Coordinates: 35°0′9″N 40°30′42″E
Country Syria
GovernorateDeir ez-Zor Governorate
DistrictMayadin District
 (2012 census)[1]
Time zoneUTC+2 (EET)
  Summer (DST)UTC+3 (EEST)

On 30 March 2012 the Syrian Army opened fire on a demonstration in al-Quriyah, resulting in clashes that left five people dead according to the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights (SOHR).[2] According to SOHR, fighting in al-Quriyah resulted in the deaths of five Syrian Army soldiers, four rebels and one civilian.[3] On 24 May 2012 clashes between rebels and government forces ended with the death of one soldier and a young civilian man according to opposition activists.[4] A nearby oil pipeline was blown up by armed opposition groups on 6 June 2012.[5] On 22 October 2017, Syrian Army took Al-Quriyah.[6]


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