Transcript: Col. Myles Caggins of the International Coalition to Defeat ISIS – joint press conference with SDF

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Myles Caggins: It's good to see everybody. My colleagues and my partners in the Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF) have just described the important operations against ISIS in Heseke and Deir-ez-Zor. And I'm here to remind everyone that…

Interview: Why do the ‘Caesar’ sanctions affect NES, and how can this be prevented? – Cheleng Omer, economist

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Cheleng Omer is a former professor at Afrin University, and one of the top economists in North and East Syria. The interview was carried out on 19 July 2020. Semalka border crossing, connecting North and East Syria and Iraqi Kurdistan. Photo:…

Annual report of the Autonomous Administration of North and East Syria

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Many events and occurrences have taken place in 2019 which have had a great impact on Syria in general and on the situation in the autonomous areas of North and East Syria in particular. Our area has continued to be at the centre of…

Interview: “When COVID-19 does arrive, these water cuts will kill people” – Sara Montinaro from Kurdish Red Crescent

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Sara Montinaro, project manager at Kurdish Red Crescent, explains the water situation in Heseke after the latest cut-off of Allouk water station which is under Turkish occupation. She was interviewed on 11 July 2020. Water trucks from the…

Al-Monitor – Russia, China veto UN vote to extend aid to Syria’s opposition-held northwest.

Russia previously made clear its intent to veto the proposal, despite last-minute hopes the Kremlin might abstain. July 7, 2020Original Post by Al-Monitor staff Russia and China have blocked a proposal at the United Nations…

The National Interest – Can the U.S. Stop Syria’s Kurds From Selling Oil to Assad?

July 7, 2020Original artical By Matthew Petti, The National Interest. U.S. sanctions are forcing the U.S.-backed forces to deal with a U.S. enemy. The United States should provide the U.S.-backed Syrian Kurds a waiver to sell their…

PRI – “People in northeast Syria are in desperate need of help. Aid groups can’t get to them”

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 July 01, 2020 · 2:30 PM EDT Original artical By Shirin Jaafari, The World. People in northeast Syria are in desperate need of help. Aid groups can’t get to them. This week, heads of 20 aid agencies published an open letter urging…

Sweeping SDF and Coalition raids drive fall in ISIS sleeper-cell attacks

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Material damage to the Mala Jin (Women's House) in Deir-ez-Zor caused during an ISIS sleeper-cell attack Sleeper-cell attacks fall 46% in North and East Syria as SDF conducts week of raids arresting 110 ISIS suspectsAssassinations nonetheless increase…

The New York Times – In the Autonomous Zones

Original article by Ezra Marcus, The New York Times, 01 July 2020 At first they called it the Capitol Hill Autonomous Zone. In early June, protesters aligned with the Black Lives Matter movement took over six city blocks of a gentrified…

The Guardian – Trial collapses of three Britons accused of aiding man to go to fight in Syria

Original Article by Dan Sabbagh, The Guardian, 03 July 2020 A controversial terror trial of three Britons accused of helping a fourth to travel to Syria to fight with the Kurdish YPG has collapsed at the Old Bailey after the Crown Prosecution…