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Al-Khafsah (Arabic: الخفسة‎), also spelled Khafsa, is a village located 77 kilometers (48 mi) east of Aleppo in northern Syria. In the 2004 census, it had a population of 5,393.[1]


Al-Khafsah is located in Syria
Location of Al-Khafsah in Syria
Coordinates: 36°13′51″N 38°01′18″E / 36.2308°N 38.0216°E / 36.2308; 38.0216
Country Syria
Time zoneUTC+2 (EET)
 • Summer (DST)UTC+3 (EEST)
Al-Khafsah is the administrative center of Nahiya Al-Khafsah of the Manbij District.

In June 2016, the village was under control of ISIL.[2] On 8 September 2016, ISIL evacuated its headquarters in al-Bab and moved it to Al Khafsah with dozens of vehicles carrying militants and weapons. This came a day after Turkish-led rebel forces expressed their goal of capturing al-Bab.[3] On the evening of the 7 March 2017, Khafsa has been liberated by the Syrian Arab Army (SAA).[4][5]


  1. ^ a b "2004 Census Data for Nahiya Al-Khafsah" (in Arabic). Syrian Central Bureau of Statistics. Retrieved 15 October 2015. Also available in English: UN OCHA. "2004 Census Data". Humanitarian Data Exchange. Retrieved 4 December 2015.
  2. ^ "عشرات القتلى والجرحى بقصف جوي روسي بريف حلب الشرقي". AlAraby. 28 June 2016.
  3. ^ "Islamic State evacuating headquarters in Syria's al-Bab". ARA News. 8 September 2016. Archived from the original on 2016-09-17. Retrieved 2016-09-10.
  4. ^ "Syrian army captures water station supplying Aleppo from Islamic State". 7 March 2017.
  5. ^ "ISIS villages surrounded in Aleppo as the Syrian Army captures Al-Khafsah". Al Masdar News. 7 March 2017.