Ratyan

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Ratyan

رتيان
Village
Ratyan is located in Syria
Ratyan
Ratyan
Coordinates: 36°20′47.8″N 37°5′31.7″E / 36.346611°N 37.092139°E / 36.346611; 37.092139
Country Syria
GovernorateAleppo Governorate
DistrictA'zaz District
NahiyahNubl
Population
 (2004 census)[1]
 • Total2,216
Time zoneUTC+2 (EET)
 • Summer (DST)UTC+3 (EEST)

Ratyan (Arabic: رتيان‎) is a town in northern Syria, administratively part of the A'zaz District of Aleppo Governorate, located northwest of Aleppo. Nearby localities include Mayer to the northwest, Al-Zahraa and Bayanoun to the west and Tell Jabin to the east. According to the Syria Central Bureau of Statistics, Ratyan had a population of 2,216 in the 2004 census.[1]

On 18 February 2015 pro-government forces, backed by the Lebanese militias of Hezbollah and the Iranian Revolutionary Guards, took control of Ratyan and reportedly committed a massacre of at least 30 civilians, as well as injuring hundreds of others in the village. Rebels of the Levant Front were reportedly able to regain control of the village on the same day.[2]

On 5 February 2016, the government recaptured the village.[3]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b General Census of Population and Housing 2004. Syria Central Bureau of Statistics (CBS). Aleppo Governorate. Archived at [1]. (in Arabic)
  2. ^ [2] Syrian army accused of massacre of 30 civilians near Aleppo. ARA-NEWS
  3. ^ Leith Fadel (5 February 2016). "Syrian Army, Hezbollah capture the strategic village of Rityan in northern Aleppo". Al-Masdar News.