*** NOTE: Beit Jinn and the surrounding area has been partially surrounded by pro-government forces for several years. Attacks increased and the situation worsened in late 2017, and Beit Jinn was added to the Siege Watch "Watchlist" in December 2017. This entry will be updated with further details as Siege Watch works to expand its reporting network network into the Beit Jinn area. ***
Siege classification: 'Watchlist'
Besieged by: Syrian govt.
UN recognizes siege?: Yes. The UN first listed Beit Jinn as besieged in its October 2017 report to the Security Council, S/2017/902.
Current population: 3,500 according to UN data (as of 9/30/17)
Active conflict: Yes