Sinjar, Idlib (Arabic: سنجار) is a Syrian village located in Sinjar Nahiyah in Maarrat al-Nu'man District, Idlib. According to the Syria Central Bureau of Statistics (CBS), Sinjar had a population of 2583 in the 2004 census.
Location in Syria
|Coordinates: 35°35′12″N 37°1′39″E|
|District||Maarrat al-Nu'man District|
|Time zone||UTC+2 (EET)|
|• Summer (DST)||UTC+3 (EEST)|
|City Qrya Pcode||C4024|
Syrian Civil War
The village was first seized by rebel groups from the Syrian government. Later, Jabhat al-Nusra, which later became Tahrir al-Sham in January 2017 came to control the town. Villagers there protested against Nusra's control due to local disagreements. Nusra members reacted violently, shooting and injuring one protester. Al Nusra was supported by Lebanese Christian leader Dr. Samir Geagea. The village of Sinjar was captured by the Syrian Arab Army from Tahrir al-Sham forces during the Northwestern Syria offensive in January 2018.