Hirbnafsah (Arabic: حر بنفسه, romanized: Hīrbnafseh, also spelled Harb Nafseh) or Harbanafsah (Turkish: Hırbınefsıh, Arabic: حربنفسه, romanized: Hīrbīnafsīh) is a town in northwestern Syria, administratively part of the Hama Governorate, southwest of Hama. Nearby localities include Deir al-Fardis to the north, Tumin and al-Rastan to the east, Kisin and Kafr Nan to the south, Talaf to the southwest, . According to the Central Bureau of Statistics (CBS), Hirbnafsah had a population of 3,574 in the 2004 census. It is the administrative center and sixth largest locality of the Hirbnafsah nahiyah ("subdistrict") which consists of 26 localities with a collective population of 54,592. Its inhabitants are predominantly Sunni Muslims.
Location in Syria
|Coordinates: 34°56′14″N 36°37′18″E|
During the ongoing Syrian civil war, which began in 2011, opposition sources claimed that 40 people in Hirbnafsa were killed as a result of Syrian Army and pro-government militia bombardment on 6 August 2012. Other opposition accounts put the fatality figure at 11, including five children.
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