Abu al-Duhur

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Abu al-Duhur
أبو الظهور
Abu al-Ẓuhur
Abu al-Thuhur
Abu al-Duhur is located in Syria
Abu al-Duhur
Abu al-Duhur
Location in Syria
Coordinates: 35°44′26″N 37°2′48″E / 35.74056°N 37.04667°E / 35.74056; 37.04667Coordinates: 35°44′26″N 37°2′48″E / 35.74056°N 37.04667°E / 35.74056; 37.04667
Country  Syria
Governorate Idlib
District Idlib
Subdistrict Abu al-Thuhur
Population (2004)
 • Total 10,694

Abu al-Duhur (Arabic: أبو الظهور‎; Abu al-Ẓuhur, also spelled Abu al-Thuhur) is a town in northwestern Syria on the edge of the Syrian Desert, administratively part of the Idlib Governorate, located about 45 kilometers southeast of Aleppo. Nearby localities include Tell Sultan and Tell Kalbah to the northwest. According to the Syria Central Bureau of Statistics (CBS), Abu al-Thuhur had a population of 10,694 in the 2004 census. It is the center of a nahiyah ("subdistrict") containing 26 localities with a combined population of 38,869 in 2004.[1]

Abu al-Thuhur is the site of military airfield.[2] During the ongoing Syrian civil war which started in 2011, rebels from the Free Syrian Army besieged the base in September 2012. They claimed that as a result of their employment of anti-aircraft weaponry, they have rendered flights from the base inoperable.[3][4]