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Sarrin is located in Syria
Coordinates: 36°35′15″N 38°17′59″E / 36.58750°N 38.29972°E / 36.58750; 38.29972Coordinates: 36°35′15″N 38°17′59″E / 36.58750°N 38.29972°E / 36.58750; 38.29972
Country Syria
DistrictAyn al-Arab
356 m (1,168 ft)
 (2004 census)
 • Total6,104 [1]
 • Subdistrict
Time zoneUTC+2 (EET)
 • Summer (DST)UTC+3 (EEST)

Sarrin (Arabic: صرين‎,[2] also spelled Serrin or Sareen) is a town in northern Syria, administratively part of the Aleppo Governorate, located northeast of Aleppo. It is situated 3 kilometers east of the Euphrates River, south of Kobanî and east of Manbij.[3] As a preliminary result of the ongoing Syrian Civil War, Sarrin today is situated in Kobanî Canton within the autonomous Federation of Northern Syria – Rojava framework.

Sarrin is the administrative center of Nahiya Sarrin of the Ayn al-Arab District.

In the 2004 census, the town of Sarrin had a population of 6,140, while the Sarrin subdistrict had a total population of 70,522 mostly Arab.[1]

During the Syrian Civil War, the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant seized control of the town in September 2013.[4] In March 2015, Kurds in the People's Protection Units (YPG), alongside Free Syrian Army (FSA) rebels, launched an attack to take control of the strategic town.[5][6] On July 27, 2015, the town was under the control of Kurdish YPG forces.[7][8]


  1. ^ a b "2004 Census Data for Sarrin nahiyah" (in Arabic). Syrian Central Bureau of Statistics. Retrieved 15 October 2015. Also available in English: "2004 Census Data". UN OCHA. Retrieved 15 October 2015.
  2. ^ "Polat Can". Twitter. Retrieved 27 July 2015.
  3. ^ "Google Maps". Retrieved 1 April 2015.
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  5. ^ "Syrian Kurds, rebels find common enemy in ISIS - Al-Monitor: the Pulse of the Middle East". Al-Monitor. Archived from the original on 28 March 2014. Retrieved 1 April 2015.
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  7. ^ "Kurds cut key IS supply route in northern Syria: monitor". France 24. July 27, 2015. Archived from the original on September 24, 2015. Retrieved July 27, 2015.
  8. ^ "Syrian Kurds capture town from ISIS in north: activists". Retrieved 27 July 2015.

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