Jindires (Arabic: جنديرس, Kurdish: Cindirês, also spelled, Jandairis, Jandires, Jendires, Jendeires, or Jandarus) is a town in the Afrin Region of Northern Syria.
According to the Syria Central Bureau of Statistics (CBS), Jindires had a population of 13,661 in the 2004 census.
Jindires was part of the Democratic Federation of Northern Syria from close to the start of the Rojava Revolution in summer 2012, until the town was invaded and captured by the Turkish-backed Free Syrian Army on 8 March 2018. It is currently under the control of Turkey.
Before the Turkish occupation, Efrîn was a center of the ‘women’s revolution’ that North and East Syria has become famous for. Women’s institutions based on direct democracy and aimed at addressing gender inequality and other social challenges were active, and laws and policies mandating political equality had been put into practice. Efrîn Canton saw minimal
This report by the Information Centre of Afrin Resistance was first published on 25 January, 2018. Sadly, Afrin is now completely under the control of Turkey and its Jihadist allies. We are publishing it now because we believe it is important to maintain an awareness of the situation of Afrin and its history.
Communes have been working in Afrin Canton to organise society by supporting co-operation among the people and encouraging them to help and trust one another, especially during the harsh circumstances that the region is going through. Communes have now been established in every street and area, and they are working overtime to help people. Many houses are destroyed
The first women's agricultural cooperative society has been formed in the area of Cindirêsê in Afrîn, with the participation of twelve members from Kongreya Star, the communes and civil society in the area.