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Başköy (باش كوي)
Qabasin is located in Syria
Location of Qabasin in Syria
Coordinates: 36°26′09″N 37°34′06″E / 36.4358°N 37.5683°E / 36.4358; 37.5683
Country Syria
Time zoneUTC+2 (EET)
 • Summer (DST)UTC+3 (EEST)

Qabasin (Arabic: قباسين‎, Kurdish: Qebasîn‎), or Başköy (Turkish: Başköy, Arabic: باش كوي‎) or Kıbbesin (Arabic: قبة ياسين‎, romanizedKubbaseen) is a majority Kurdish[2] town located northeast of the city of Al-Bab in northern Syria. It is administratively part of the Al-Bab nahiya in the Al-Bab District of the Aleppo Governorate. The town had a population of 11,382 in 2004.[1] A nearby town is Arima, to the north-east.

Syrian Civil War[edit]

During the Syrian Civil War, the town was initially captured by the Syrian opposition and later by ISIL. ISIL kidnapped hundreds of Kurdish civilians from the town and executed dozens of them between 2014 and 2016.[3]

On 23 February 2017, the Turkish-backed Free Syrian Army captured the town from ISIL as well as the nearby towns of B'zaa and al-Bab after months of fighting.[4][5]


  1. ^ 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.
  2. ^ مسلم, علي (2016-06-14). "الكورد في منطقة الباب (الجغرافيا – عدد السكان – الواقع السياسي)". مدارات كرد (in Arabic). Retrieved 2019-01-21.
  3. ^ Syrian Democratic Forces further advance into Manbij, fear genocide against Kurds by ISIS
  4. ^ "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.
  5. ^ "ISIS in full-scale retreat as the Turkish Army seizes two large towns neighboring Al-Bab". Al-Masdar News. 23 February 2017.