Coronavirus crisis in North & East Syria in numbers

Coronavirus crisis in North & East Syria in numbers: 4,000,000 people 600,000 IDPs 40 ventilators 35 ICU beds No WHO-provided test kits No PCR test machines due to Turkish invasion No water for 460,000+ as Turkey…

Corona: Angst in Rojava

Original Article, by Heise, on MArch 27, 2020 Kurdische Autonomieverwaltung in Nord- und Ostsyrien appelliert an internationale Hilfe Rund um den Globus dreht sich alles nur noch um das Krisenmanagement der COVID-19 Pandemie. Auch…

Syria’s Kurds Brace For Coronavirus Amidst Tensions With Turkey

Original Article, by The National Interest, on March 26, 2020 Turkish-backed rebels reopened a pumping station in Northeast Syria on Thursday, restoring clean water to hundreds of thousands of Syrians in a region unprepared for the…

Interview: World Health Organization Syria rep. on coronavirus in North and East Syria

Rojava Information Center: How far has coronavirus spread in the remainder of Syria, and do you expect it to spread to the north-east as well? Dr. Nima Saeed, World Health Organisation representative in Syria: According to the IHR (International Health…

A Year Since Baghuz, the Islamic State Is Neither Defeated nor Resurging (Yet)

Original Article by Washington Institute for Near East Policy, on March 25, 2020 Although attack statistics have declined, the continued lack of stable governance in Diyala and Deir al-Zour shows that Washington and its partners have…

Is Syria unable, or unwilling, to fend off Iran coronavirus contagion?

A street cleaner rests at empty Souk al-Hamidieh, as restrictions are imposed as a measure to prevent the spread of the coronavirus in Damascus, Syria, March 24, 2020. Original Article by Al-Monitor, March 25 2020 The UN special…

Kurdish-led northeast under lockdown as Syria announces first coronavirus case

A member of the Kurdish-led Asayish security organization stands near a man in a wheelchair along an empty street, as restrictions are imposed as measure to prevent the spread of the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) in Qamishli, Syria, March…

Estat Islàmic, abatut però no derrotat un any després

Original Article, by El Punt Avui, on March 24 2015 L’última bandera negra que es va atribuir a Estat Islàmic (EI) va caure fa un any, quan l’organització gihadista va ser derrotada territorialment a la localitat siriana d’Al-Baguz,…

Islamic State in Syria fell a year ago but not yet defeated

Original Article by Prensa Latina on March 22, 2020 Beirut, Mar 22 (efe-epa).- The Islamic State’s last black flag was lowered when the terror organization lost its last stronghold of Baghuz in eastern Syria a year ago. However,…
ISIS sleeper cell arrested in Manbij

Report: One year on from ISIS’ defeat, sleeper-cell attacks remain a deadly threat

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It’s been a year since ISIS’ final territorial defeat by the Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF) and International Coalition in Baghouz on 23 March. But a comparison of the year-on-year data shows ISIS remain as potent a threat as ever,…