Al-Thawrah (Arabic: الثورة aṯ ṯawrah), also known as al-Tabqah (Arabic: الطبقة aṭ ṭabqah; Kurdish: Tebqa, Classical Syriac: ܛܒܩܗ; official name before 8 March 1967), is a city in the Democratic Federation of Northern Syria.
The city had a population of 69,425 during the 2004 census.
The Battle of Tabqa (2017) was an operation, part of the Raqqa campaign (2016–2017), dubbed Operation Wrath of Euphrates, against the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL) to recapture and secure Tabqa Dam, Tabqa city, Tabqa Airbase, and the surrounding countryside from ISIL. The assault on these targets by the anti-ISIL forces led by the Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF) began on 22 March 2017, and control of Tabqa and the Tabqa Dam had been achieved by these forces by 10 May 2017.
The Tabqa Dam is nearby.
As a group of internationalists from different places in the world, being involved in different structures in Rojava we were part of a tour in the region of north and east Syria, the region organized as the Autonomous Administration.
The majority of residents of northeastern Syria suffer from electricity and water shortage, especially drinking water. These problems are caused by the severe and continuous decline in the level of Euphrates River, and Turkey’s withholding of its water.
Turkey's decision to cut off the flow of water in the Euphrates River has resulted in nine water pumping stations in northern Syria being out of service, exacerbating the region's water crisis.
Director of al-Hurriya Dam in the town of Mansoura, southwest of Raqqa Governorate, northern Syria, said the dam’s production decreased from 75 to 14 megawatts per hour due to the lack of water supply from Turkey.
How did it all begin? What stages were taken on the way and what danger does Turkey pose to the revolution? On the 10th anniversary of the Rojava Revolution, we talked about these and other questions with Berivan Khaled, co-chair of the Autonomous Administration of North East Syria.
The House of Co-operatives in the Democratic Self-administration in Tabqa in co-ordination with the city council has inaugurated the first co-operative society in Tabqa, Almustaqbal - the Future Society for Tailoring Co-operative. The new co-operative will create jobs and motivate people to form co-ops.
The House of Co-operatives that belongs to the Economic Committee in the Democratic Administration of Tabqa is working to improve the communal economy, which benefits all members of society, especially women. The communal economy solves social problems such as unemployment, and empowers women.
The Women’s Council in Tabqa organised a meeting with the women who are registered to work in new projects. These projects will be supervised by the Women’s Council there, and will raise awareness about the role of women in society and the importance of these kinds of projects to create more jobs for women, and