Gavur Elli[1] (Turkish: Gavur Elli, Arabic: غافراللي, romanized: Gāvūr Allī) or Ghandoura (Arabic: غندورة, romanized: Gandūra) is a small town in northern Aleppo Governorate, northwestern Syria. Administrative center of Nahiya Ghandoura in Jarabulus District, the town has a population of 1,658 as per the 2004 census.[2] It is located midway between Çobanbey (al-Rai) and Jarabulus, at the northern banks of Sajur River, some 4 km (2.5 mi) south east of the Sajur Dam.

Gavur Elli[1]


Ghandoura ( غندورة )
Gavur Elli[1]
Location of Gavur Elli[1] in Syria
Coordinates: 36°40′10″N 37°43′57″E
Country Syria
Time zoneUTC+2 (EET)
  Summer (DST)UTC+3 (EEST)

Syrian Civil War

On 28 July 2016, US airstrikes killed at least 28 civilians, mostly women and including seven children in Ghandoura.[3][4][5][6][7]


  1. Günümüzde Suriye Türkmenleri. — Suriye’de Değişimin Ortaya Çıkardığı Toplum: Suriye Türkmenleri, p. 12 ORSAM Rapor № 83. ORSAM – Ortadoğu Türkmenleri Programı Rapor № 14. Ankara — November 2011, 33 pages.
  2. "2004 Census Data for Nahiya Ghandoura" (in Arabic). Syrian Central Bureau of Statistics. Also available in English: UN OCHA. "2004 Census Data". Humanitarian Data Exchange.
  3. Spencer Ackerman (29 July 2016). "US military says it may have killed more civilians in latest airstrike in Syria". Guardian. Retrieved 1 August 2016.
  4. "Syrie: 15 civils tués dans des frappes de la coalition" (in French). AFP. 28 July 2016. Retrieved 1 August 2016.
  5. "U.S. assessing reports air strike in Syria caused civilian casualties". Reuters. 29 July 2016. Retrieved 1 August 2016.
  6. "UN Syria envoy tells Russia: Leave Aleppo corridors 'to us'". Retrieved 1 August 2016.
  7. "Syria: Reports of civilian deaths in US-led strikes". Retrieved 1 August 2016.
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