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.
In light of the conditions that Syria is currently facing, water has been cut off from North-east Syria and Iraq, and a policy is being pursued to starve and dehydrate millions of innocent civilians. This is not only happening on top of the current political conflicts in the region and its associated inhospitable living conditions but amidst the corona pandemic – all of which is taking place in front of the international community.
Thirty more water stations have been deactivated in northeast Syria, as Turkey continues to cut off the water supply from the Euphrates River.
On Saturday, the Economic Committee in Deir ez-Zor, east Syria, provided six electrical transformers for agricultural associations in the eastern countryside of Deir ez-Zor in coordination with the Basic Services Program supported by the Global Coalition after the water level of the Euphrates River decreased. The Head of the Agriculture Committee in the city of
Head of Water Directorate in the eastern countryside of Deir ez-Zor Terki al-Jamala said on Tuesday that the project to rehabilitate the water network in the town of Hajin is nearly complete.