This article's factual accuracy may be compromised due to out-of-date information. In particular: the Qaboun area is now under government control in a definitive manner. (November 2018)
A street of Qaboun in September 2012
Qaboun (Arabic: القابون, sometimes spelled Al-Kaboun or al-Qaboun) is a municipality and neighbourhood in Damascus, Syria, located 6 kilometers (3.7 mi) north-east of the city center, to the north of Jobar district. In the 2004 census, it had a population of 89,974. Since the beginning of the Syrian civil war, it has been primarily controlled by the rebels, but has been under truce with the government since 2014. The situation has been described as a "siege". On 17 April 2015, the rebels (Jaysh al-Islam and the Free Syrian Army's First Brigade) launched a military campaign to expel the Islamic State in Iraq and the Levant from the Barzeh, Qaboun, and Tishrin neighborhoods, which ended in success 3 days later.
- Al-Masaneh' (pop. 3,419)
- Qaboun (pop. 33,327)
- Tishrin (pop. 53,228)
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- Damascus governorate population 2004 census
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