Hajin (Arabic: هَجِيْن, Kurdish: Hecîn, also spelled Hajeen) is a small city in the Deir ez-Zor region in eastern Syria, south of Deir ez-Zor.
The Hajin subdistrict consists of four towns which had a collective population of 97,970 in 2004. The al-Shaitat tribe is the largest tribe in the area.
The city came under the occupation of the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL) in 2014, and in late November 2017, Hajin became ISIL’s de facto capital city.
The town was captured by the Syrian Democratic Forces on 14 December 2018 in the Battle of Hajin, after a week and a half of heavy clashes and intense airstrikes by the United States-led Combined Joint Task Force – Operation Inherent Resolve international coalition, and has since been part of the Autonomous Administration of North and East Syria.
Women farmers in Deir ez-Zor, who have been suffering from water shortage as Turkey has cut off the water flowing into the Euphrates River, call on the international community to put pressure on Turkey.
Mish’an al-Saleh, resident of Hajin city, 100 km east of Deir ez-Zor, east Syria, found mud bricks as an affordable alternative of cement construction to build his family’s house.
Women and farmers from Deir ez-Zor explained that withholding the Euphrates River is a policy that Turkey exploits to displace and starve the region's population and destabilize the region's security.
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.
Hajin Water Department in the eastern countryside of Deir ez-Zor, eastern Syria, has started, in coordination with a local organization, the implementation of a project to extend an alternative water line to feed several neighborhoods in the city.