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Rajo (Arabic: راجو, Kurdish: Reco) or Raju is a town in Afrin District, Aleppo Governorate, northwestern Syria. Rajo is the center of a sub-district of the same name with approximately 65 villages and farms around it. The town has around 4,000 inhabitants while the total population of the sub-district is 21,955 (2004 official census).
Rajo is an old settlement that lies on the Baylan plateau to the west of Kurd Mountain. The name Rajo originated from an old Kurdish family of the same name of the trunk Schaykh(k)an. Over Rajo, the Baghdad Railway runs since 1912.
Syrian Civil War
On 7 September 2016, at around 18:00 local time, the Turkish army started shelling the village of Sorkê located 7 km west-southwest of Rajo with howitzers, mortar shells and tanks. Six members of the Kurdish security forces were killed.
- "Turkish shelling kills six members of Kurdish force in Syria-Observatory". DailyMail. 8 September 2016.
- "6 martyred in the occupying Turkish army's attacks". Hawar News Agency. 7 September 2016.
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