Ayn Issa / Ain Issa / Bozanê

Ayn Issa (Arabic: عين عيسى‎, Kurdish: Bozanê‎) is a majority-Arab town in the Jazira Region of Northern Syria, north of Raqqa.

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. The Syrian Democratic Council’s seat of government was established in Ayn Issa, far from Kurdish-majority regions, to better ensure Arab representation and participation. The Turkish invasion forced the evacuation of Ayn Issa, leading the SDC to re-establish itself in Raqqa.

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.

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