Al-Yaarubiyah (Arabic: اليعربية) (‹See Tfd›Kurdish: Tilkoçer) is a town in al-Hasakah Governorate, Syria. According to the Syria Central Bureau of Statistics (CBS), Al-Yaarubiyah had a population of 6,066 in the 2004 census. It is the administrative center of a nahiyah ("subdistrict") consisting of 62 localities with a combined population of 39,459 in 2004.[1]


Coordinates: 36°48′42″N 42°3′59″E
Country Syria
DistrictAl-Malikiyah District
Time zoneUTC+3 (EET)
  Summer (DST)UTC+2 (EEST)

Its population are mostly Arab from the Shammar tribe. In course of the Syrian Civil War, the town initially came under the control of Jihadist rebels including the al-Nusra Front and the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant, but was later captured by the YPG.[2] On 14 October 2019 the Syrian flag was raised in the city after the SAA forces were invited by the SDF into areas under their rule.[3]

Border post

The town was the border post between French-Syria and British-Iraq and had a railway station on the Baghdad Railway.

It is twinned by Rabia on the Iraqi side of the border.


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