Sarrin

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This article is about the village in Syria. For the 1st-century rabbi, see Akiva ben Joseph.
Not to be confused with sarin.
Sarrin
صرين
Town
Sarrin is located in Syria
Sarrin
Sarrin
Coordinates: 36°35′15″N 38°17′59″E / 36.58750°N 38.29972°E / 36.58750; 38.29972
Country  Syria
Governorate Aleppo
District Ayn al-Arab
Subdistrict Sarrin
Elevation 356 m (1,168 ft)
Population (2004 census)[1]
 • Total 6,104
Time zone EET (UTC+2)
 • Summer (DST) EEST (UTC+3)

Sarrin (Arabic: صرين‎, also spelled Serrin or Sareen) is a town in northern Syria, administratively part of the Aleppo Governorate, located northeast of Aleppo. It is situated 3 kilometers east of the Euphrates River, south of Kobanî and east of Manbij.[2] According to the Syria Central Bureau of Statistics (CBS), Sarrin had a population of 6,140 in the 2004 census.[1] During the Syrian Civil War, the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant seized control of the town in September 2013.[3][4] In March 2015, Kurds in the People's Protection Units (YPG), alongside Free Syrian Army (FSA) rebels, launched an attack to take control of the strategic town, attack is ongoing 24.03.2015.[5][6]

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