Bulbul (Arabic: بلبل) is a village in northern Syria, administratively part of the Aleppo Governorate, located northwest of Aleppo near the Turkish border. Nearby localities include Maydan Ikbis to the west, Rajo to the southwest and Maabatli to the south.
|Coordinates: 36°46′17.9″N 36°49′8.8″E|
Free Syrian Army
|Time zone||UTC+2 (EET)|
|• Summer (DST)||UTC+3 (EEST)|
According to the Syria Central Bureau of Statistics (CBS), Bulbul had a population of 1,742 in the 2004 census. The town is also the administrative center of the Bulbul nahiyah of the Afrin District consisting of 34 villages with a combined population of 12,573.
Syrian Civil War
On 3 February 2018, armed clashes broke out in Bulbul and Rajo between the TFSA and the Syrian Democratic Forces’ Kurdish People's Protection Units (YPG) amidst the Turkish military intervention to capture the Kurdish-held city of Afrin. The village eventually came under the control of Turkish-backed Free Syrian Army.