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Al-Yaarubiyah is located in Syria
Coordinates: 36°48′42″N 42°3′59″E / 36.81167°N 42.06639°E / 36.81167; 42.06639
Country Syria
ControlAutonomous Administration of North and East Syria Autonomous Administration of North and East Syria
 • Total6,066
Time zoneUTC+3 (EET)
 • Summer (DST)UTC+2 (EEST)

Al-Yaarubiyah (Arabic: اليعربية‎) is a town in al-Hasakah Governorate, Syria. According to the Syria Central Bureau of Statistics (CBS), Al-Yaarubiyah had a population of 6,066 in the 2004 census. It is the administrative center of a nahiyah ("subdistrict") consisting of 62 localities[citation needed] with a combined population of 39,459 in 2004.[1]

Its population are mostly Arabs of the Shammar tribe. In the course of the Syrian Civil War, the town initially came under the control of jihadist rebels, including the al-Nusra Front and the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant, but was later captured by the People's Protection Units (YPG),[2] bringing it into the Autonomous Administration of North and East Syria.

Border post[edit]

The town was the border post between French-Syria and British-Iraq and had a railway station on the Baghdad Railway.

Germans, Norwegians, French-Syrian colonial officials and others at the train station in Tell Kotchek, 1940.

It is twinned by Rabia on the Iraqi side of the border.


  1. ^ General Census of Population and Housing 2004 Archived 2014-08-24 at the Wayback Machine. Syria Central Bureau of Statistics (CBS). Al-Hasakah Governorate. (in Arabic)
  2. ^ "Syrian Kurds capture border post". Retrieved 13 July 2015.