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Al Hasakah Subdistrict

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Country  Syria
Seat  al-Hasakah
Geocode  SY080000
Governorate  al-Hasakah
Population (2004)  251,570
Al-Hasakah Subdistrict

Al-Hasakah Subdistrict (Arabic: ناحية مركز الحسكة‎‎) is a subdistrict of al-Hasakah District in central al-Hasakah Governorate, northeastern Syria. The Administrative centre is the city of al-Hasakah.


At the 2004 census, the subdistrict had a population of 251,570.

Civil war

Following the Battle of Shadadeh in February 2013, in which the city of Al-Shaddadah fell came under the control of al-Nusra Front, southern parts of Al-Hasakah Subdistrict also fell to al-Nusra Front. ISIS took over from al-Nusra Front in the area, and pushed northwards up to the boundary of al-Hasakah city, culminating in the 2015 Battle of al-Hasakah. ISIS were finally driven from the district in the Al-Shaddadi offensive (2016).

Kawkab military base

Surrounding Mount Kawkab (Arabic: تلة كوكب‎‎, at 36.536251°E, 40.858276°E) is the largest military base of the governorate, which has remained in the hands of the Syrian Army throughout the war. ISIS attacked the base without success in July 2014 and October 2015.


Al-Hasakah Subdistrict Wikipedia