Bizaah

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Bizeaa[1]

بيزاعة

Bizaah ( بزاعة )
Town
Bizeaa[1] is located in Syria
Bizeaa[1]
Bizeaa[1]
Location of Bizeaa[1] in Syria
Coordinates: 36°22′51″N 37°33′54″E / 36.3808°N 37.565°E / 36.3808; 37.565
Country Syria
GovernorateAleppo
Districtal-Bab
Subdistrictal-Bab
Population
 (2004)[2]
12,718
Time zoneUTC+2 (EET)
 • Summer (DST)UTC+3 (EEST)
GeocodeC1188

B'zaah (Arabic: بزاعة‎) or Bizeaa Arabic: بيزاعة‎, romanizedBeza'āh)[1] is a town located 3 km (1.9 mi) east of the city of al-Bab in northern-central Aleppo Governorate, northwestern Syria. It is administratively part of Nahiya al-Bab in al-Bab District. The town had a population of 12,718 as per the 2004 census.[2] The residents of Bizaah are mostly Arabs and Turks with a Kurdish[3] minority.

History[edit]

During the Roman Empire the town was known as Beselatha, which became Buza'a in the Middle Ages.[4]

Syrian Civil War[edit]

During the Syrian Civil War in the summer of 2013 Islamic State of Iraq and Syria had a presence in the town and by mid-November 2013, was in full control of the town. On 23 February 2017, the Turkish-backed Free Syrian Army and other affiliated rebels captured the town.[5][6]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Günümüzde Suriye Türkmenleri (in Turkish)Suriye’de Değişimin Ortaya Çıkardığı Toplum: Suriye Türkmenleri, p. 11 ORSAM Rapor № 83. ORSAM – Ortadoğu Türkmenleri Programı Rapor № 14. Ankara — November 2011, 33 pages.
  2. ^ a b "2004 Census Data for Nahiya al-Bab" (in Arabic). Syrian Central Bureau of Statistics. Retrieved 15 October 2015. Also available in English: UN OCHA. "2004 Census Data". Humanitarian Data Exchange. Retrieved 4 December 2015.
  3. ^ "العراب بزاعة". www.facebook.com. Retrieved 2018-02-13.
  4. ^ Batnai, Tell Batnan at Imperium.
  5. ^ "The "Islamic State" organization withdraws from Bzaah and Qabasin and inspection operations continue in al-Bab city and kill 7 fighters in mine explosion". SOHR. 2017-02-23. Retrieved 2017-02-23.
  6. ^ "ISIS in full-scale retreat as the Turkish Army seizes two large towns neighboring Al-Bab". Al-Masdar News. 23 February 2017.