Ain Dara, Syria

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Ein Dara

عين دارة
Ein Dara is located in Syria
Ein Dara
Ein Dara
Coordinates: 36°27′50″N 36°51′55″E / 36.46389°N 36.86528°E / 36.46389; 36.86528
Country Syria
GovernorateAleppo Governorate
DistrictAfrin District
ControlSyrian opposition Turkish-backed
Free Syrian Army
 (2004 census)[1]
 • Total248
Time zoneUTC+2 (EET)
 • Summer (DST)UTC+3 (EEST)

Ein Dara (Arabic: عين دارة‎ in kurdish Ayin Darê, also spelled Ain Dara or Ayn Darah) is a small village in northern Syria, administratively part of the Afrin District of the Aleppo Governorate, located northwest of Aleppo. Nearby localities include Afrin to the north, Karzahayel to the east and Bassouta to the south. According to the Syria Central Bureau of Statistics (CBS), Ein Dara had a population of 248 in the 2004 census.[1]

The modern-day settlement of Ein Dara is situated just east of the ancient Ain Dara temple. On March 20th, 2018, the village came under the control of Turkish-backed Free Syrian Army.