The village stood on flat terrain that sloped slightly southwestward. The village site was bounded on the northwest by Wadi al-Ruduh and on the southeast by Wadi al-Bayadir. A secondary road linked it to a highway leading to Samakh, to the north, and Baysan, to the south; other secondary roads and narrow paths connected it to neighboring villages. The Crusaders called it Losserin. In 1596, Sirin was a village in the nahiya of Jenin (liwa' of Lajjun), with a population of twenty-two. It paid taxes on a number of crops, including wheat and barley, as well as on other types of produce, such as goats and beehives. The British traveler Buckingham, who toured the area in the early nineteenth century, described it as a village of about thirty to forty houses with half a dozen Bedouins' tents close to it.
In the late nineteenth century, Sirin was surrounded by hedges of prickly pear; its 100 residents cultivated 35 faddans (1
Units of the Golani Brigade occupied the village on 12 May 1948, probably as a result of the conquest of Baysan that same day. Sirin, together with Ulam, Hadatha, and Ma'dhar, were seized in the same offensive. The History of the Haganah states that 'their inhabitants fled in fear of the Jews. And Jewish lower Galilee [sic] became empty of Arabs...' Israeli historian Benny Morris gives a somewhat different and less plausible version of the depopulation of these villages. He writes that the inhabitants of all four villages were ordered to leave the previous month, on 6 April, by the Arab Higher Committee (AHC). This was probably done, he claims, because the AHC feared that the villages would 'throw in their lot with the Yishuv.'
There are no Israeli settlements on village land.
The cemetery and one house (which serves as a storage room for straw) are all that remain of Sirin. Stone rubble surrounded by clusters of cactuses can be seen on the site. The site itself is used as a stockyard for cattle. The spring in the middle of the site is covered with a stone structure. Some of the land around the village is planted in cotton.