Balyun

بليون
Town
Balyun
Balyun
Location in Syria
Coordinates: 35°42′N 36°30′E / 35.700°N 36.500°E / 35.700; 36.500Coordinates: 35°42′N 36°30′E / 35.700°N 36.500°E / 35.700; 36.500
Country Syria
GovernorateIdlib
DistrictAriha District
SubdistrictIhsim Nahiyah
Population
 (2004)
 • Total6,030
Time zoneUTC+2 (EET)
 • Summer (DST)UTC+3 (EEST)
City Qrya PcodeC4302

Balyun (Arabic: بليون‎) is a Syrian village located in Ihsim Nahiyah in Ariha District, Idlib. According to the Syria Central Bureau of Statistics (CBS), Balyun had a population of 6,030 in the 2004 census.[1]

Syrian civil war

On 27 February 2020, the Syrian and Russian air forces struck a Turkish Armed Forces position in Balyun, killing at least 34 Turkish soldiers.[2] Following the northwestern offensive, the town became mostly deserted, due to heavy aerial bombardment and artillery fire.[3]

References

  1. ^ "General Census of Population 2004". Retrieved 2015-12-09.
  2. ^ "Erdoğan: İdlib'de 59 şehit verdik". www.sozcu.com.tr. 11 March 2020.
  3. ^ Carlotta Gall (16 March 2020). "With Cease-Fire in Place, Syrians Return for Belongings, but Not to Stay". The New York Times.