Dossier: El sistema democràtic del nord i l’est de Síria

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El 9 d'octubre de 2019, la invasió turca de Síria va iniciar un nou capítol en la Guerra Civil d'aquest país i va obrir nous escenaris polítics pels poders regionals i globals. A mesura que les Forces Armades Turques (TAF) i les seves…

Explainer: The Syrian Democratic Council – A proposal for a democratic Syria

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The Syrian Democratic Council (SDC) is a political assembly representing political parties and organizations in North and East Syria. The SDC creates a political framework for the governance of Syria along a decentralized, federal model.…

Kurdistan 24 – YPG apologizes for 2013 protester killing incident in northeast Syria

Original Article by Wladimir van Wilgenburg, Kurdistan 24, 28 June 2020 ERBIL (Kurdistan 24) – In ongoing efforts to further improve relations among Syrian Kurdish parties that have often seen one another as rivals, the People’s…

al-Monitor – Syrian Kurds say Turkish charity dwarfed by stolen produce

Original Article by Amberin Zaman, al-Monitor, 22 June 2020 Turkey’s state-run Anadolu news agency reported that on Monday, two Turkish charities had sent six trucks carrying humanitarian aid to the rebel-held province of Idlib…

New Internationalist – Betrayed again

Original Article by Vanessa Baird, New Internationalist, 22 June 2020 Almost exactly 100 years ago – 20 August 1920 to be precise – the victors of the First World War promised the Kurds a homeland. Within three years that pledge…

Erst die Soldaten, dann das Geld

Die Führung in Ankara baut systematisch ihre Kontrolle über Nordsyrien aus – die Kurden warnen vor türkischen „Annexionsplänen“ Original Article, by Thomas Seibert, on July 20 2020 Es ist ein klares Signal. Seit Monaten…

the Canary -The Yezidis survived ISIS genocide. Now Turkey is bombing their homeland.

Original article by Finn Reynolds, the Canary, 17 June 2020 The Yezidi (Yazidi) people have faced over 70 genocides and mass killings throughout their history. Most recently, they were left undefended when Daesh (ISIS/ISIL) swept…
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Interview: Civil Defense Forces commanders on community policing in North and East Syria

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The Civil Defense Forces (HPC) is a voluntary, community-based organisation which carries out community policing functions in NES. Following the recent unrest in the USA, the HPC has been held up by some commentators as an alternative…

La Turquie traque les rebelles du PKK jusqu’en Irak

L’armée turque a lancé dans la nuit du dimanche 14 au lundi 15 juin 2020 des frappes aériennes sur des bases des rebelles kurdes dans le nord de l’Irak. « Nos avions écrasent les cavernes des terroristes », a déclaré le ministère…

Al-Monitor – US, Russian troops square off in northeast Syria as Kremlin eyes wider footprint

Original article by Jared Szuba, al-Monitor, 03 June 2020 American and Russian troops reportedly squared off again in northeast Syria today after a Russian convoy ventured into territory controlled by the US-led international…

The Daily Beast – Inside the Sisterhood Springing Jihadis From Jail

Original article by Anne Speckhard, The Daily Beast, 24 May 2020. “Do you know any way to get me transferred to Camp al Hol?” asks an ISIS prisoner in a neighboring camp texting from one of the illicit phones passed around among…

Wave of arson attacks add to growing sleeper-cell threat in North and East Syria

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In May, both joint SDF and Coalition raids and sleeper-cell raids increased.  Raids increased 86% (22 up to 41), even before the start of June’s massive anti-ISIS operation in Deir-ez-Zor. Total attacks increased 110% (40 up to 84),…

Interview: NGO officer talks about the situation of IDPs since Turkish invasion

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Washokani IDP camp Interview with Mohammed Baaqi, livelihood officer for the NGO Hevi. The NGO works with IDPs living both in camps and informal settlements. Mohammed Baaqi was interviewed 26 April 2020. My name is Mohammed Baaqi, and…

Translation: Law concerning military service in North and East Syria

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In common with all states and major non-state actors in the region, the Autonomous Administration operates a program of compulsory military service for military-age males. ‘Self-defence duty’ is the name given to military service in…

Interview: Sozda Ahmed from the Water Bureau for Heseke on water cut-offs, impact on Corona prevention

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Sozda Ahmed is the co-chair of the Water Bureau for Heseke canton. She was interviewed on 8 April 2020. Right now, we are reliant on water being pumped from the pumping station at Allouk, but there is no guarantee as far as this station…