Maarat Umm Hawsh

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Ma'arat Umm Hawsh

معراتة أم حوش
Ma'arat Umm Hawsh is located in Syria
Ma'arat Umm Hawsh
Ma'arat Umm Hawsh
Location of Ma'arat Umm Hawsh in Syria
Coordinates: 36°24′51″N 37°12′38″E / 36.4142°N 37.2106°E / 36.4142; 37.2106
Country Syria
Time zoneUTC+2 (EET)
 • Summer (DST)UTC+3 (EEST)

Ma'arat Umm Hawsh (Arabic: معراتة أم حوش‎, also spelled Maarateh Om Hosh) is a village in northern Aleppo Governorate, northwestern Syria. It is administered as part of the Nahiya Mare' in the A'zaz District. Nearby localities include Mare' to the north, Tell Qarah to the southwest, Ihras to the west and Herbel to the northwest. Umm Hawsh has population of 3,542 as per the 2004 census.[1] During the Syrian civil war Umm Hawsh fell to ISIS forces in September 2015. This was the most populous town to fall to ISIS forces in the Mare subdistrict. Umm Hawsh was later captured by SDF, on 30 August 2016.[citation needed]


  1. ^ a b "2004 Census Data for Nahiya Mare'" (in Arabic). Syrian Central Bureau of Statistics. Also available in English: UN OCHA. "2004 Census Data". Humanitarian Data Exchange.