Al-Quriyah

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Al-Quriyah
القورية
Village
Al-Quriyah is located in Syria
Al-Quriyah
Al-Quriyah
Coordinates: 35°0′9″N 40°30′42″E / 35.00250°N 40.51167°E / 35.00250; 40.51167
Country  Syria
Governorate Deir ez-Zor Governorate
District Mayadin District
Nahiyah Al-Asharah
Population (2004 census)[1]
 • Total 28,172
Time zone EET (UTC+2)
 • Summer (DST) EEST (UTC+3)

Al-Quriyah (Arabic: القورية‎, also spelled Qurieh) is a village in eastern Syria, administratively part of the Deir ez-Zor Governorate, located along the eastern bank of the Euphrates River, south of Deir ez-Zor. Nearby localities include Diban, Mahkan and al-Tayanah to the north, Mayadin to the northwest and al-Asharah, Darnaj and Suwaydan Jazirah to the south. According to the Syria Central Bureau of Statistics, al-Quriyah had a population of 28,172 in the 2004 census, making it the largest locality in the al-Asharah subdistrict ("nahiyah.")[1]

On 30 March 2012 the Syrian Army opened fire on a demonstration in al-Quriyah, resulting in clashes that left five people dead according to the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights (SOHR).[2] According to SOHR, fighting in al-Quriyah resulted in the deaths of five Syrian Army soldiers, four rebels and one civilian.[3] On 24 May 2012 clashes between rebels and government forces ended with the death of one soldier and a young civilian man according to opposition activists.[4] A nearby oil pipeline was blown up by armed opposition groups on 6 June.[5]

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