Deir ez-Zor (Arabic: دير الزور Dayr az-Zūr; Syriac: ܕܝܪܐ ܙܥܘܪܬܐ Dayrāʾ Zəʿōrtāʾ) is the largest city in eastern Syria and the seventh largest in the country. It is now part of the Democratic Federation of Northern Syria.
In the 2004 census, Deir ez-Zor had a population of 211,857 people. It lies on the shores of the Euphrates River.
The invading Turkish state’s reduction of the Euphrates River’s water, rising temperatures and increasing cost of fertilizer have adversely affected cotton production in North and East Syria.
Abdullah Al-Nu’aimi, a pseudonym for a displaced person from the city of Homs who lives in the eastern countryside of Deir ez-Zor, is unable to subscribe to the electricity of private generators (getting amperes) or buy solar panels that would reduce the severity of the high temperatures because they are “very expensive.”
The water of the Euphrates River has actually reached the reservoirs of the water station of al-Aziziyah after nine-month work on the project of bringing the Euphrates water to Hasakah, Salwa Saleh, co-chair of the General Directorate of Drinking Water in Hasakah, northeast Syria, said on Tuesday. “The 130-km pipes and the lifting stations, which
Co-chair of the Municipalities and Local Administration Board in the Jazira region, northeast Syria, Suleiman Arab, said, they have reached the final stages of the project of drawing the Euphrates River water from Deir ez-Zor to Hasakah.
Abdullah al-Mirkaz, a detergent factory owner in the city of Hajin, in the eastern countryside of Deir ez-Zor, east Syria, cannot afford to buy additional machines or hire more workers, despite their necessity for his growing business.
The bakery produces 4 tons of bread daily and tries to meet the needs of the people with overtime in case of higher demand.
The women of Deir ez-Zor have started to take on a leading role in all areas after the region was liberated and are now strengthening their economies through the cooperatives they build.