Jarabulus Tahtani

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Jarabulus Tahtani

جرابلس تحتاني
Jarabulus Tahtani is located in Syria
Jarabulus Tahtani
Jarabulus Tahtani
Location of Jarabulus Tahtani in Syria
Coordinates: 36°48′01″N 38°01′40″E / 36.8003°N 38.0278°E / 36.8003; 38.0278
Country Syria
352 m (1,155 ft)
Time zoneUTC+2 (EET)
 • Summer (DST)UTC+3 (EEST)

Jarabulus Tahtani (Arabic: جرابلس تحتاني‎, romanizedJarābulus Taḩtānī, lit. 'Lower Jarabulus') is a village in northern Aleppo Governorate, northern Syria. Situated in the Jarabulus Plain's wetlands, on the western banks of river Euphrates, the village is located some 2 km (1.2 mi) to the southeast of Jarabulus, and about 3 km (1.9 mi) south of the border to the Turkish province of Gaziantep.

With 2,170 inhabitants, as per the 2004 census, is the second largest village of Nahiya Jarabulus within Jarabulus District.[1] The bridge connecting Jarabulus Tahtani with Shuyukh Fawqani in the semi-autonomous Kobanî Canton of Rojava was severely damaged in March 2015.

Syrian Civil War[edit]

On 6 March 2015, following the Kurdish retaking of Kobanî, ISIL blew up the western side of al-Nasiriyyah Bridge,[2] a modern road bridge that had previously been damaged by artillery on 10 February 2014. Jarabulus Tahtani was captured on 24 August 2016 by Turkish-backed FSA militias on the first day of their Jarabulus offensive.


  1. ^ a b "2004 Census Data for Nahiya Jarabulus" (in Arabic). Syrian Central Bureau of Statistics. Also available in English: UN OCHA. "2004 Census Data". Humanitarian Data Exchange.
  2. ^ "ISIS destroys part of Jarabulus bridge as battles intensify with Kurds". Zaman Al Wasl. 7 March 2015. Retrieved 29 August 2016.