Ayn Issa / Ain Issa / Bozanê

Ayn Issa (Arabic: عين عيسى‎, Kurdish: Bozanê‎) is a city in the Jazira Region of Northern Syria, north of Raqqa. It is the administrative centre of the Autonomous Administration of North and East Syria.

Ayn Issa was liberated by the Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF) in June 2015. It was shortly recaptured by Daesh (ISIS), but was reclaimed by the SDF in early July.

Since April 2016, the Ayn Issa refugee camp has been established on the outskirts of Ayn Issa which housed approximately 9,000 refugees by July 2018, mainly being Syrian Internally Displaced Persons from the Deir-Ez-Zor and Raqqa governorates.

Raqqa recovers and wants recognition

A plastic plate with pink flowers is floating in the small water basin underneath the trees on the northern bank of the Euphrates. On its rim small glasses of fresh tea are standing. Five broken plastic chairs around it. In one of the trees a yellow garden hose is wrapped around a branch. Tiny holes

Autonomous Administration of North and East Syria announced in Ain Issa

The Syrian Democratic Council announced a new unified administration in the areas controlled by the SDF in North and East Syria, after a Thursday meeting that included officials from several local councils.