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Khabur River feeds dozens of Syrian families  الخابور مصدر رزق لعشرات العائلات السورية
Khabur River feeds dozens of Syrian families الخابور مصدر رزق لعشرات العائلات السورية
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Assyrian villages along the Khabur River
Assyrian villages along the Khabur River
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At least 250 Christians abducted by ISIS in Hassakeh province الحسكة
At least 250 Christians abducted by ISIS in Hassakeh province الحسكة
DATE: 2015/02/25::
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Seeking Peace
Seeking Peace
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Сирия Сирии  235  Syria    SAA  Hezbollah  x ISIL 2
Сирия Сирии 235 Syria SAA Hezbollah x ISIL 2
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kurdish fighters YPG  Al-Hasakah  message new
kurdish fighters YPG Al-Hasakah message new
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Islamic State
Islamic State 'abducts dozens of Christians in Syria': World News Now
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Juliana Jendo - M.De.Syria [Matwaty] (2010)
Juliana Jendo - M.De.Syria [Matwaty] (2010)
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چگر بازار - شاغر بازار- Chagar Bazar-Gerê Çaxer bazar
چگر بازار - شاغر بازار- Chagar Bazar-Gerê Çaxer bazar
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All About - Mitanni
All About - Mitanni
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ISIS, ISIL Coward Muslims Kidnap 70 Christians, Some Women and Children
ISIS, ISIL Coward Muslims Kidnap 70 Christians, Some Women and Children
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Revised reports suggest ISIL has abducted over 200 Assyrian Christians in Syria
Revised reports suggest ISIL has abducted over 200 Assyrian Christians in Syria
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Islamic State
Islamic State 'abducts dozens of Christians in Syria: Latest News.
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ISIS captures 220 Assyrian Christians, destroys ancient churches & artifacts
ISIS captures 220 Assyrian Christians, destroys ancient churches & artifacts
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Min Nineveh Hal Khabur By Sargon Gabriel
Min Nineveh Hal Khabur By Sargon Gabriel
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432nd Civil Affairs, Operation Provide Comfort, Zakho, Iraq (full length)
432nd Civil Affairs, Operation Provide Comfort, Zakho, Iraq (full length)
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Passing along the glorious Euphrates river in Syria
Passing along the glorious Euphrates river in Syria
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Islamic State Syria Fears grow for abducted Christians
Islamic State Syria Fears grow for abducted Christians
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Who is the King of Kings so Aweful in the sight of Allah on Judgment Day?
Who is the King of Kings so Aweful in the sight of Allah on Judgment Day?
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TD Khabur
TD Khabur
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Reportaj Khabur
Reportaj Khabur
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Arma II - 15th MEU Faysh Khabur insurgency testing
Arma II - 15th MEU Faysh Khabur insurgency testing
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Rangers Lost - ARMA ACE / ACRE Faysh Khabur MSO
Rangers Lost - ARMA ACE / ACRE Faysh Khabur MSO
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Aliens, pole shift and the eye idols of Tell Brak
Aliens, pole shift and the eye idols of Tell Brak
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United Assyrian Artists - Fundrais for Khabur - Assyria TV
United Assyrian Artists - Fundrais for Khabur - Assyria TV
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Yousip Menashy - Khabur
Yousip Menashy - Khabur
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[JAPS]Arma2 ACE Co14 Tied Up Devil V4.2[Faysh Khabur] 1/8(2013-04-29)
[JAPS]Arma2 ACE Co14 Tied Up Devil V4.2[Faysh Khabur] 1/8(2013-04-29)
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Golan & Khabur- Syrie
Golan & Khabur- Syrie
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Firefight outside a small village in Faysh khabur
Firefight outside a small village in Faysh khabur
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Iraq: Faysh Khabur: Syrian border
Iraq: Faysh Khabur: Syrian border
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BREAKING NEWS - FLASH TEBO : Khabour villages under attack (in Syriac language)
BREAKING NEWS - FLASH TEBO : Khabour villages under attack (in Syriac language)
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BREAKING NEWS - FLASH TEBO : Khabour villages under attack (in Arab language)
BREAKING NEWS - FLASH TEBO : Khabour villages under attack (in Arab language)
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Assyrian Demonstration in Borken Germany 28/02/2015
Assyrian Demonstration in Borken Germany 28/02/2015
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Arabs joined ISIS and killed their neighbors
Arabs joined ISIS and killed their neighbors
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Iran diverts Arvand-river!! Iraq crushing defeat.mp4
Iran diverts Arvand-river!! Iraq crushing defeat.mp4
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Assyrian Khabour River
Assyrian Khabour River
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waltoo assyrian village on khabour river
waltoo assyrian village on khabour river
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Nahra Khabour - River Khabour
Nahra Khabour - River Khabour
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MADINA - HAMZA (R.A)
MADINA - HAMZA (R.A)
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sawi river cross
sawi river cross
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Rolling Thunder Battle 5 - ArmA 2 Large Scale Tank PVP
Rolling Thunder Battle 5 - ArmA 2 Large Scale Tank PVP
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Iraq: Thousands of Syrians Cross the Tigris
Iraq: Thousands of Syrians Cross the Tigris
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The wedding of Yousep and Valentina Aywas with singers Talal Graish and Ramsen Sheeno-Bageyeh Part 2
The wedding of Yousep and Valentina Aywas with singers Talal Graish and Ramsen Sheeno-Bageyeh Part 2
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M1A1 Abrams Patrol in Iraq
M1A1 Abrams Patrol in Iraq
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Arma 2 (Ace/Acre) Co39 Charly dont surf [KGB]
Arma 2 (Ace/Acre) Co39 Charly dont surf [KGB]
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Border crossing to Iraq offers Syrians a lifeline
Border crossing to Iraq offers Syrians a lifeline
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ACR  DLC in Arma 3 Flyby Cherno 1.5?
ACR DLC in Arma 3 Flyby Cherno 1.5?
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(REMIX) Old Bangla MoVie Song Singer Annie Jilani NTV Appearance
(REMIX) Old Bangla MoVie Song Singer Annie Jilani NTV Appearance
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For the tributary of River Tigris, see Khabur (Tigris).
Khabur
Arabic: نهر الخابور, Aramaic:ܢܗܪܐ ܕܚܒܘܪ, Kurdish: Çemê Xabûr, Turkish: Habur Nehri, Habor, Chaboras, Hebrew Kebar,Chebar
river
Khabur,SheikhHamad.jpg
Khabur south of Al-Hasakah
Countries Syria, Turkey
City Ra's al-'Ayn, Al-Hasakah, Busayrah
Source Ras al-'Ayn
 - elevation 350 m (1,148 ft)
Mouth Euphrates
 - coordinates 35°8′33″N 40°25′51″E / 35.14250°N 40.43083°E / 35.14250; 40.43083Coordinates: 35°8′33″N 40°25′51″E / 35.14250°N 40.43083°E / 35.14250; 40.43083
Length 486 km (302 mi)
Basin 37,081 km2 (14,317 sq mi)
Discharge
 - average 45 m3/s (1,589 cu ft/s)
 - max 57 m3/s (2,013 cu ft/s)
 - min 2 m3/s (71 cu ft/s)
[1][2]

The Khabur or Khaboor River (Arabic: الخابورal-khābūr, Kurdish: Xabûr‎, Syriac: ܚܒܘܪ ḥābur/khābur, Turkish: Habur) is the largest perennial tributary to the Euphrates in Syrian territory. Although the Khabur originates in Turkey, the karstic springs around Ra's al-'Ayn are the river's main source of water. Several important wadis join the Khabur north of Al-Hasakah, together creating what is known as the Khabur Triangle, or Upper Khabur area. From north to south, annual rainfall in the Khabur basin decreases from over 400 mm to less than 200 mm, making the river a vital water source for agriculture throughout history. The Khabur joins the Euphrates near the town of Busayrah.

Geography[edit]

The course of the Khabur can be divided in two distinct zones: the Upper Khabur area or Khabur Triangle north of Al-Hasakah, and the Middle and Lower Khabur between Al-Hasakah and Busayrah.

Tributaries[edit]

The tributaries to the Khabur are listed from east to west. Most of these wadis only carry water for part of the year.

History[edit]

Fording the Khabur River in Al-Hasakeh

Since the 1930s, numerous archaeological excavations and surveys have been carried out in the Khabur Valley, indicating that the region has been occupied since the Lower Palaeolithic period.[3] Important sites that have been excavated include Tell Halaf, Tell Brak, Tell Leilan, Tell Mashnaqa, Tell Mozan and Tell Barri. The region has given its name to a distinctive painted ware found in northern Mesopotamia and Syria in the early 2nd millennium BCE, called Khabur ware. The region of the Khabur River is also associated with the rise of the Kingdom of the Mitanni that flourished c.1500-1300 BC.

The Khabur River is mentioned in 1 Chronicles 5:26 in the Hebrew Bible: "Tiglath-Pileser ... took the Reubenites, the Gadites and the half tribe of Manasseh into exile. He took them to Halah, Habor (Khabur), Hara and the River Gozan, where they are to this day". (NIV) The identification of the Khabur with the Habor is not contested.

The Khabur river was sometimes identified with the Chebar or Kebar, the location of Tel Abib and setting of several important scenes of the book of Ezekiel. However, recent scholarship identifies the Chebar as the ka-ba-ru waterway mentioned among the 5th century BCE Murushu archives from Nippur, close to Nippur and the Shatt el-Nil, a silted up canal toward the east of Babylon.[4]

Modern Khabur River Valley[edit]

The Khabur River Project, begun in the 1960s, involved the construction of a series of dams and canals. Three dams have been constructed in the Khabur Basin as part of a large irrigation scheme that also includes the Tabqa Dam on the Euphrates. Two dams, Hasakah West and Hasakah East, have been constructed on tributaries to the Khabur between Ra's al-'Ayn and Al-Hasakah. The capacity of the reservoir of Hasakah West is 0.09 km3; that of Hasakah East is 0.2 km3. A third dam, Hassakeh South, was constructed on the Khabur 25 km south of Al-Hasakah. The reservoir of this dam has a capacity of 0.7 km3.[5] The Khabur Valley, which now has about four million acres (16,000 km²) of farmland, is Syria's main wheat-cultivation area. The northeastern part is also the center for Syria's oil production.

References[edit]

  1. ^ Hole F, Zaitchik, BF (2007). "Policies, plans, practice, and prospects: irrigation in northeastern Syria". Land Degradation & Development 18 (2): 133–152. doi:10.1002/ldr.772. 
  2. ^ Burdon, DJ, Safadi, C (1963). "Ras-el-Ain: the great karstic spring of Mesopotamia. An hydrogeological study". Journal of Hydrology 1: 58–95. doi:10.1016/0022-1694(63)90033-7. 
  3. ^ Nishiaki, Y. (1992). "Preliminary results of the prehistoric survey in the Khabur Basin, Syria: 1990–91 seasons". Paléorient 18 (1): 97–102. doi:10.3406/paleo.1992.4566. Retrieved 7 July 2010. 
  4. ^ Thompson, Henry O. (1992). "Chebar," in ABD. Vol 1: Doubleday. p. 893. ISBN 0-385-19351-3. 
  5. ^ Mutin, Georges (2003). "Le Tigre et l'Euphrate de la discorde". VertigO (in French) 4 (3): 1–10. doi:10.4000/vertigo.3869. Retrieved 18 December 2009. 
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