Note: Mahajjah was added to the Siege Watch “Watchlist” in March, but has reportedly been besieged by pro-government forces for several months. It will remain on the "Watchlist" while further information is collected and confirmed, after which it may be reclassified as fully besieged if appropriate. Siege Watch is actively investigating the situation and expanding its contact network.
Dates: Potentially besieged since late December 2016.
Siege classification: Watchlist
Besieged by: Syrian govt.
UN recognizes siege?: No
Active Truce?: No.
Current population: 25,000 (3/01
/17). Note: this is a low confidence estimate and should not be used for operational planning purposes. Siege Watch does not currently have sufficient data to produce a higher confidence estimate.
Additional Information: There are reports that the Syrian government has attempted a number of forced surrender agreements in Mahajjah so far. As in other besieged areas, civilians are suffering from the lack of access to basic supplies including food and medicine.