Summer 2011 Jabal al-Zawiya operation

The Summer 2011 Jabal al-Zawiya operation occurred during an early phase of the Syrian civil war.

Summer 2011 Jabal al-Zawiya operation
Part of the Civil uprising phase of the Syrian civil war
Date28 June – 7 July 2011
(1 week and 2 days)
Jabal al-Zawiya, Syria
Result Protests suppressed

Syrian opposition

  • Opposition protesters

Syrian government

Units involved

5th Armoured Division

  • 112th Mechanised Brigade

Special Forces
3,000 fighters and protesters 800 soldiers
30 tanks
Casualties and losses
60+ killed 32+ killed soldiers

On Wednesday, 29 June Syrian army launched an extensive operation in the villages of Jebel al-Zawiya in the west of the Idlib province, claiming the lives of at least 11 people.[1]

A resident of Jabal al-Zawya said he heard large explosions overnight around the villages of Rama and Orum al-Joz, west of the highway linking the cities of Hama and Aleppo.[1] Another resident said 30 tanks rolled into Jabal al-Zawya on Monday from the village of Bdama on the Turkish border, where troops broke into houses and burnt crops.[1]

On 30 June, it was reported that Syrian army forces spread through a restive mountainous area near the Turkish border, as the death toll from a two-day military siege rose to 19 people, according to activists and a witness.[2]

Scope of assault

The action by Syrian troops in the northwestern area of Jabal al-Zawiya appeared to be aimed at preventing residents from fleeing to Turkey.[2]

See also


  1. Thomson Reuters Foundation. "Thomson Reuters Foundation". Archived from the original on 16 April 2013. Retrieved 25 October 2014.
  2. Archived from the original on 13 August 2011. Retrieved 14 May 2012. Missing or empty |title= (help)
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