Syrian Civil War (2011-present)
As of 19 September 2012, the town of Tal Abyad
, directly across the border from the Turkish town of Akçakale, was already under rebel control[which?]
On 11 February 2013, Syrian rebels, including al-Nusra
fighters, took control of the Tabqa Dam
, and Tabqa city
, according to SOHR and videos posted by rebels. Tabqa Dam, on the Euphrates
river, is the largest hydroelectric dam in Syria and provides electricity to many areas, including Aleppo
. Tabqa is also known as Thawrah.
As of September 2014, governance has been fully reestablished with previous personnel who pledge allegiance to the new regime. Only the police and soldiers are ISIL fighters, who receive confiscated lodging previously[dubious – discuss]
owned by non-Sunnis and others who fled. ISIL asserts that it is providing welfare services, that it has established price controls, and that it has imposed taxes on the wealthy. The Raqqa Dam continued to provide electricity and water. The exportation of oil brought in tens of millions of dollars.
is the provincial capital; other major settlements include Abu Hamad, Abu Susah, Al Hawrah, Al Qaltah, Al-Sabkhah
, Ar Ruhayyat, Ar Rusafah, Ath Thadyayn, Bash Dulki, Dulq Maghar, Fatsat ath Thayb, Hamrat Nasir, Jubb al Abyad, Kasrat Muraybit, Ma'adan
, Matir, Nasiriyah, Suluk
and Tell Abyad
As per the 2004 Syrian census the population was 793,500.
A 2011 UNOCHA
estimate put the population at 944,000, though this has likely changed since the start of the war.
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