|City in Northeastern Syria per 2022 occupied by US puppet administration.|
Al-Hasakah is the capital city of the al-Hasakah Governorate and it is located in the far Northeastern corner of Syria. With a 2004 census population of 188,160, it is the eighth most-populous city in Syria. Al-Hasakah is predominantly populated by Arabs with large numbers of Kurds, Assyrians and a smaller number of Armenians.
In August 2017, it was reported that a contingent of US Special Forces troops were dropped off in al-Hasakah to spearhead an attack by the Syrian Democratic Forces on the oil-rich region of Deir Ezzor and try to prevent the Syrian Arab Army from regaining military control of that Governorate. Per 2022, the city and the surrounding countryside is controlled by the Autonomous Administration of North and East Syria,, a US puppet government.