Mahin, Syria

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Mahin is located in Syria
Location in Syria
Coordinates: 34°14′33″N 37°3′32″E / 34.24250°N 37.05889°E / 34.24250; 37.05889
Country  Syria
Governorate Homs
District Homs
Subdistrict Mahin
Population (2004)
 • Total 11,064
Time zone EET (UTC+2)
 • Summer (DST) +3 (UTC)

Mahin or Mheen (Arabic: مهين‎‎) is a town in central Syria, administratively part of the Homs Governorate, south of Homs. It is situated on an oasis in the Syrian Desert, between Sadad to the west and al-Qaryatayn to the east, adjacent to the ancient village of Huwwarin. According to the Central Bureau of Statistics (CBS), Mahin had a population of 11,064 in the 2004 census.[1] Its inhabitants are predominantly Sunni Muslims.[2]

In mid-late 2015, the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant captured Mahin.[3] The city was regained by the Syrian Army the 29 December 2015.[4]


  1. ^ General Census of Population and Housing 2004. Syria Central Bureau of Statistics (CBS). Homs Governorate. (Arabic)
  2. ^ Smith, 1841, p. 174.
  3. ^ "Islamic State takes Syrian town as fighting looks set to intensify". Reuters UK. Retrieved 2015-11-02. 
  4. ^ "Breaking: Syrian Armed Forces Liberate Maheen in East Homs". almasdarnews. Retrieved 2015-11-23.