SDF says it killed mastermind of ISIS sleeper cell attacks in north, east Syria – K24, Iraqi Kurdistan

Original article by Wladimir van Wilgenburg Kurdish anti-terror forces linked to the YPG, which provides the military leadership for the US-backed SDF. (Photo: Archive) ERBIL (Kurdistan 24) – Counter-terrorism units of the US-backed…

From IS camp, Syrian family returns home to a hostile city – AP, US

Original article by Sarah El Deeb RAQQA, Syria (AP) — After two years on the run with the Islamic State group, Um Mahmoud just wanted to return home. When she finally made it to Raqqa with her daughters and grandchildren, she found…

The ‘Autonomous Administration’ struggles under weight of IS detainees as insurgency evolves – Syria Direct

Original article by Will Christou An internal security patrol escorts women, reportedly wives of Islamic State (IS) group fighters, in al-Hol camp in al-Hasakah province in northeastern Syria 23/07/19(AFP) AMMAN- As it contends with the…

Does the French state have to repatriate the children of jihadists detained in Syria? – RFI, France

Chloé Troadec spoke to Anne Cantener in in RFI. Les conditions de vie dans le camp d'al-Hol, dans le nord-est de la Syrie, sont catastrophiques.AFP C’est une nouvelle étape dans la série de procédures judiciaires lancées par les…

An Herzegovinian citizen escaped from prison in Syria – Radio Slobodna Evropa, Balcans

Original article by Meliha Kešmer Ulaz u zatvor u Hasaki u Siriji. Bijeg bh. državljanina Armina Čurta, koji je trebao biti deportiran u BiH u aprilu, iz zatvora u Siriji ili nespretne izjave bh. zvaničnika? Informacija o bijegu…

Dutch government debates alleged Turkish support for former ISIS members in Afrin – K24, Iraqi Kurdistan

Original article by Wladimir van Wilgenburg Dutch FM Stef Blok.Photo: DIJKSTRA BV ERBIL (Kurdistan 24) – Dutch Foreign Minister Stef Blok on Wednesday said his government would not push for a NATO investigation into Turkey’s possible…

Increase in Turkish-linked jihadist cells in Syria, study finds – Morning Star, UK

Original article by Steve Sweeney ATTACKS by Turkish-backed jihadist sleeper cells in Syria increased last month, with intensified activity seen in cities in border areas and inside the so-called buffer zone, according to a new report. The…

British volunteer who fought with Syrian Kurds against IS and Turkey commits suicide – The New Arab

Original article by The New Arab staff Jamie Janson, 42, fought IS alongside Kurdish forces.[Getty] Jamie Janson, 42, travelled to Syria to fight IS alongside Kurdish forces, before moving into battle against Turkish troops who launched…

Former British fighter who fought alongside Kurds commits suicide – Kurdistan 24, Iraqi Kurdistan

Original article by Wladimir van Wilgenburg Jamie Janson (42) fought both against Turkey and the Islamic State, but recently committed suicide.Photo: YPG video/Independent ERBIL (Kurdistan 24) — A British volunteer fighter with a…

Database file: August sleeper-cell attacks and raids

This data was produced in collaboration with OSINT researcher Caki. The live map can be explored here and the press release can be read here.

Database: August sleeper-cell attacks and raids

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The Rojava Information Center has recorded 95 sleeper cell attacks in the month of August, incuding attacks carried out by ISIS and Ahrar al-Shaab- resulting in 35 recorded deaths. Key Facts: August saw a 15% increase in overall attacks…

Turkey Cannot be Trusted in Syria – Secure Freedom, US

Original article by Anu Adewole. On Monday, the U.S. and Turkey began joint military patrols along the Syria-Turkish border in what the U.S. has called a “security mechanism.” Kurdish forces including the People’s Protectoin Unit…

ISIS allegedly spreads ‘death list’ for civilians working with US-backed forces – k24, Iraqi Kurdistan

Original article by Wladimir van Wilgenburg. Although the Islamic State no longer controls territory, it still has thousands of fighters in Iraq and Syria.(Photo: AFP/Getty/Ahmad Al-Rubaye) ERBIL (Kurdistan 24) – The so-called Islamic…

Mystery attacks in north-east Syria reflect challenge to SDF control

Months after the Syrian Democratic Forces recaptured the last remnants of ISIS territory in Syria, the US-backed force continues to be hit by attacks. While ISIS sleeper-cells were behind many, the perpetrators of others remain unknown.

FG Repatriates Orphans of Nigerian ISIS Fighters from Syria – This Day, Nigeria

Original article by Kingsley Nwezeh Three orphans born to Nigerian Islamic State fighters were handed over to Nigerian officials in northeast Syria on Friday, the first repatriation of children of Africans who travelled to join ISIS. This…