12 Facts About Deir ez-Zor


Deir ez-Zor is the largest city in eastern Syria and the seventh largest in the country.

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Archaeological findings in Deir ez-Zor Ezzor indicate that the area has been inhabited since the ninth millennium BC.

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When Syria came under the Roman Empire in 64 BC, Deir Ez-Zor was a small, marginal village known as Azdra, which the Romans made the center of the region and founded a strong military garrison.

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When security was relatively stable, the commercial convoys started passing through the area, and Deir ez-Zor Ezzor was a station for them, providing them with food, feed, and comfort.

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Deir ez-Zor Ezzor was the last destination of the forced displacement of Armenian convoys and the scene of killings and slaughter by the Turkish gendarmerie, where the Ottoman authorities planned to exterminate Armenians by the Arabs.

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People of Deir ez-Zor Ezzor sought to get rid of British rule and wrote their wish to the Arab government in Damascus, The Iraqi officers of the Iraqi "Al-'Ahd Party" in Damascus wanted to occupy Deir ez-Zor Ezzor to make it a base to liberate Iraq from the British occupation.

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Deir ez-Zor instructed his brother Mahmoud to set up an ambush in Ain Albu Gomaa on the road between Deir Ez-Zor and Al-Raqqa, where the highway runs through a profound valley and has a narrow stone bridge.

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Deir ez-Zor Ezzor was one of the first cities that saw large demonstrations.

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Deir ez-Zor was the final concentration place for Deir ez-Zor Camps for annihilating the Armenian deportation caravans.

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The Deir ez-Zor Museum keeps thousands of antiquities collected from nearby archaeological sites in Northern Mesopotamia.

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Deir ez-Zor is home to the third Armenian diplomatic mission in Syria; the Honorary Consulate of Armenia, opened on 11 February 2010.

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Deir ez-Zor Airport is an under-developed domestic and international terminal and important hub mostly connecting with Damascus and destinations in the Persian Gulf region.

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