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Atmeh is located in Syria
Coordinates: 36°18′40″N 36°41′11″E / 36.31111°N 36.68639°E / 36.31111; 36.68639
Country Syria
OccupationTurkish Armed Forces
 (2004 census)[1]
 • Total2,255
Time zoneUTC+2 (EET)
 • Summer (DST)UTC+3 (EEST)

Atme (Arabic: اطمه‎, also spelled Atma, Atima, Atmeh) is a town in northern Syria, administratively part of the Idlib Governorate, located north of Idlib and just east of the border with Turkey. It lies southeast of Deir Ballut, south of Jindires, northwest of Qah and north of Sarmada and al-Dana. In the Syria Central Bureau of Statistics' 2004 census, it had a population of 2,255.[1]

The Olive Tree Camp is a refugee camp that emerged during the Syrian Civil War. Since October 2011, internally displaced Syrians who failed to cross over to Turkey started settling between the olive trees. According to the Maram Foundation, more than 28,000 people live in this camp.[when?]

A 150-year-old tree in Atme was cut down by members of the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant in November 2013. They accused the locals of venerating the tree instead of God.[2] Recently, the town came under the control of Turkish-backed Free Syrian Army.


  1. ^ a b General Census of Population and Housing 2004 Archived 2012-12-20 at Syria Central Bureau of Statistics (CBS). Idlib Governorate. (in Arabic)
  2. ^ "Un chêne vieux de 150 ans, dernière victime d'el-Qaëda en Syrie". L'Orient le Jour. 23 November 2013. Retrieved 24 November 2013.