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|Control||Autonomous Administration of North and East Syria|
|Elevation||300 m (1,000 ft)|
|Time zone||UTC+2 (EET)|
|• Summer (DST)||+3|
Al-Darbasiyah (Arabic: الدرباسية, Kurdish: Dirbêsiyê) is a Syrian town on the Syria–Turkey border opposite the Turkish town of Şenyurt. Administratively, it was part of the Al-Hasakah Governorate before the Syrian civil war, and now it is part of the Turkish occupation of northern Syria. According to the Syria Central Bureau of Statistics (CBS), al-Darbasiyah had a population of 8,551 in the 2004 census. It was the administrative center of a nahiyah ("subdistrict") consisting of 113 localities with a combined population of 55,614 in 2004. The majority of the inhabitants of the town are Kurds with a large Arab and a smaller Assyrian minority.
It is connected by road to Tell Beydar in the south.
On 22 July 2012, during the Syrian Civil War, Kurdish-led YPG forces took control over the town, after Syrian government forces, following an ultimatum issued by the YPG, withdrew from it. The town was thus brought into the Autonomous Administration of North and East Syria (AANES). The Syrian Democratic Forces withdrew in October 2019, as part of the Second Northern Syria Buffer Zone Agreement, leaving the town under the military control of the Syrian Army (SAA), although non-military functions, including policing, remain the responsibility of the AANES.
On 16 July 2020, an unknown UAV suspected to be Turkish carried out a strike against a Russian coordination point south of Al-Darbasiyah. Two Russian soldiers, one SAA member and two members of the Asayish were injured in the strike.
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