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  • Asia Syria Syria Idlib, Harem, Qurqania
  • distance [서울]from 7,688.2km
Barisha (Arabic: باريشا‎, Bārīšā, also spelled Baricha) is a village in northwestern Syria, administratively part of Harem District in the Idlib Governorate located north of Idlib. It is situated in the A'la Mountain and is part of an area known as the "Dead Cities." According to the Syria Central Bureau of Statistics (CBS), Barisha had a population of 1,143 in the 2004 census.

The leader of ISIS, Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi was killed by US special forces in Barisha on the 26th of October 2019.

Barish is located on the site of an ancient settlement, Dayhis. There are early Byzantine period ruins including residential buildings, cisterns, olive presses, and a church in the village.

Geography
Barisha is located in Harem District of Idlib Governorate in the Ala Mountains near the Syrian border with Turkey. It is in the central region of the northern Syrian limestone massif, about 5 kilometres (3.1 mi) from Qalb Loze across a valley. The karst topography of the limestone left many small caves, some of which were habitations.

The modern village is about 500 metres (1,640 ft) north of the ruins. The ruins are surrounded by olive groves and small plots of mostly wheat.