Dayr Hafir

Dayr Hafir (Arabic: دير حافر / ALA-LC: Dayr Ḥāfir) is a Syrian city in the Aleppo Governorate, 50 kilometres (31 miles) east of Aleppo on the Aleppo-Raqqa highway, 15 kilometres (9.3 miles) to the north of Sabkhat al-Jabbul. It is the regional centre of Dayr Hafir District. In the 2004 official census, the town of Dayr Hafir had a population of 18,948. The town is home to an archeological site dating back to the 9th millennium BC.

Dayr Hafir

دير حافر
Dayr Hafir
Location in Syria
Coordinates: 36°09′25″N 37°42′28″E
Country Syria
GovernorateAleppo
DistrictDayr Hafir
SubdistrictDayr Hafir
Area
  Total5.7 km2 (2.2 sq mi)
Elevation
342 m (1,122 ft)
Population
 (2013)
  Total35,409

Dayr Hafir is still a rural community in its majority.

During the Syrian Civil War, in June 2012, the government was reported to be in control of this town that is close to a military airport (Kweiris). The city came under the control of the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant in 2014, before being retaken by Syrian Government forces during the East Aleppo offensive (January–March 2017).

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