Bizaah

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Bizeaa[1]

بيزاعة

Bizaah ( بزاعة )
Town
Bizeaa[1] is located in Syria
Bizeaa[1]
Bizeaa[1]
Location of Bizeaa[1] in Syria
Coordinates: 36°22′51″N 37°33′54″E / 36.3808°N 37.565°E / 36.3808; 37.565
Country Syria
GovernorateAleppo
Districtal-Bab
Subdistrictal-Bab
Population
 (2004)[2]
12,718
Time zoneUTC+2 (EET)
 • Summer (DST)UTC+3 (EEST)
GeocodeC1188

B'zaah (Arabic: بزاعة‎) or Bizeaa Arabic: بيزاعة‎, romanizedBeza'āh)[1] is a town located 3 km (1.9 mi) east of the city of al-Bab in northern-central Aleppo Governorate, northwestern Syria. It is administratively part of Nahiya al-Bab in al-Bab District. The town had a population of 12,718 as per the 2004 census.[2] The residents of Bizaah are mostly Arabs and Turks with a Kurdish[3] minority.

History[edit]

During the Roman Empire the town was known as Beselatha, which became Buza'a in the Middle Ages.[4]

Syrian Civil War[edit]

Demonstration in Bizaah in support of the Turkish involvement in the Syrian Civil War.

During the Syrian Civil War in the summer of 2013 Islamic State of Iraq and Syria had a presence in the town and by mid-November 2013, was in full control of the town. On 23 February 2017, the Turkish-backed Free Syrian Army and other affiliated rebels captured the town.[5][6]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Günümüzde Suriye Türkmenleri (in Turkish)Suriye’de Değişimin Ortaya Çıkardığı Toplum: Suriye Türkmenleri, p. 11 ORSAM Rapor № 83. ORSAM – Ortadoğu Türkmenleri Programı Rapor № 14. Ankara — November 2011, 33 pages.
  2. ^ a b "2004 Census Data for Nahiya al-Bab" (in Arabic). Syrian Central Bureau of Statistics. Also available in English: UN OCHA. "2004 Census Data". Humanitarian Data Exchange.
  3. ^ "العراب بزاعة". www.facebook.com. Retrieved 2018-02-13.
  4. ^ Batnai, Tell Batnan at Imperium.
  5. ^ "The "Islamic State" organization withdraws from Bzaah and Qabasin and inspection operations continue in al-Bab city and kill 7 fighters in mine explosion". SOHR. 2017-02-23. Retrieved 2017-02-23.
  6. ^ "ISIS in full-scale retreat as the Turkish Army seizes two large towns neighboring Al-Bab". Al-Masdar News. 23 February 2017.