Al-Khafsah

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Al-Khafsah
الخفسة
Village
Al-Khafsah is located in Syria
Al-Khafsah
Al-Khafsah
Location of Al-Khafsah in Syria
Coordinates: 36°13′51″N 38°01′18″E / 36.2308°N 38.0216°E / 36.2308; 38.0216
Country  Syria
Governorate Aleppo
District Manbij
Subdistrict Al-Khafsah
Population (2004)[1] 5,393
Time zone EET (UTC+2)
 • Summer (DST) EEST (UTC+3)

Al-Khafsah (Arabic: الخفسة‎), also spelled Khafsa, is a village located 77 kilometers (48 mi) east of Aleppo in northern Syria. In the 2004 census, it had a population of 5,393.[1]

Al-Khafsah is the administrative center of Nahiya Al-Khafsah of the Manbij District.

In June 2016, the village was under control of ISIL.[2] On 8 September 2016, ISIL evacuated its headquarters in al-Bab and moved it to Al Khafsah with dozens of vehicles carrying militants and weapons. This came a day after Turkish-led rebel forces expressed their goal of capturing al-Bab.[3] On the evening of the 7 March 2017, Khafsa has been liberated by the Syrian Arab Army (SAA).[4][5]

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