Rajo (Reco / Raju)

Rajo (Arabic: راجو‎, Kurdish: Reco‎) or Raju is a town in the Afrin Region of Northern Syria.

The town had around 4,000 inhabitants according to the 2004 official census.

The Baghdad Railway line runs through Rajo.

On 3 February 2018, armed clashes broke out in Bulbul and Rajo was invaded by Turkish forces and allied Jihadist militias. The town was captured on 3 March by Turkey-led forces after besieging it on three sides and fell with no significant resistance. Rajo is currently under the control of Turkey.

Translation: Administrative Divisions Law

In preparation for the forthcoming municipal elections in NES, planned for 11th of June [now postponed to 8 August, 2024], the DAANES passed a new law defining the administrative divisions of the NES region. This follows the DAANES’ publication of the new Social Contract in December 2023.

Emîra Bekir: Rajo was like paradise before it was occupied

In an interview with NuJINHA, Emîra Bekir talked about the history and natural beauty of the Rajo town of Afrin Canton.

Explainer: Afrin, 5 years under Turkish occupation

For the fifth anniversary of the Turkish invasion, in this explainer we want to focus on four aspects of the current situation of the Afrin region: SNA crimes, administration and living conditions, forced demographic change, and new role of HTS (Hay’at Tahrir al-Sham, the dominant militant group in Idlib).

Building the Women’s Revolution: Women’s Communes in Efrîn Canton

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

The Afrin Resistance

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.