Mahmudli (Arabic: المحمودلي, Kurdish: Çar Çaqil,[1] Mahmudlî [2]) is a Syrian town located in Raqqa Governorate approximately 20 km north of Al-Thawrah on the road from Tishrin to Raqqa. It is populated by a Kurdish tribe, the Mahmudi.[3]


Çar Çaqil
Location in Syria
Coordinates: 36.013°N 38.5455°E / 36.013; 38.5455
Country Syria
DistrictAl-Thawrah District
SubdistrictAl-Jarniyah Subdistrict
Time zoneUTC+2 (EET)
  Summer (DST)UTC+3 (EEST)

During the Syrian Civil War, the town was occupied by the self-proclaimed Islamic State from May 2014 onward for almost three years. On 1 January 2017, the Syrian Democratic Forces liberated Mahmudli after two days of intense clashes.[4]


  1. "Mahmudli / Mahmoudle / Çar Çaqil". Wikimapia. 1 January 2017. Retrieved 22 February 2017.
  2. "Heavy clashes in Mahmudlî town of Raqqa". ANF News. 31 December 2016. Retrieved 22 February 2017.
  3. Michael Izady. "Syria, Tribal Composition". Gulf/2000 Project. Retrieved 22 February 2017.
  4. "Two more villages liberated in western Raqqa". ANF News. 2 January 2017. Retrieved 22 February 2017.
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