Interview: The relevance of people’s buses in times of economic crisis, municipality of Qamishlo

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Last year, the municipality of Qamishlo has set up public transport for the first time in this city: the Basên Gel (People’s buses). It is the first step towards more sustainable and affordable transport in North-East Syria, a region…

Voice of America – US Action Against IS Financier Shows Jihadists’ Cash Flow Continues from Turkey

Original article by Namo Abdulla, Voice of America, 05 August 2020 WASHINGTON - The U.S. designation last week of a new Turkey-based member of the notorious Rawi Network for allegedly facilitating money transfers to the Islamic State…

The Jerusalem Post – Who is undermining US-backed forces in Deir Ezzor and Euphrates area?

Original article by Seth J. Frantzman , Jerusalem Post, 09 August 2020 In the first two weeks of August a series of incidents in the desert regions and areas adjoining the Euphrates River in eastern Syria have seen an uptick in assassinations…

Interview: “These ‘cafes’ manipulate women, and so we shut them down” – Raqqa Women’s Office

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A recent ruling from the Raqqa Civil Council bans women from working in “cafeterias” in the city, as well as banning the public consumption of alcohol. On the one hand, the ruling provides an example of North and East Syria’s devolved…

Interview: “AANES must build a true partnership between Arabs, Syriac-Assyrians and Kurds” – Daoud Daoud, Assyrian Democratic Organization

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Can you introduce yourself and the Assyrian Democratic Organization? My name is Daoud Lahoud Daoud, and I am a civil engineer and general secretary of the Assyrian Democratic Organization. The Assyrian Democratic Organization is an Assyrian…

Report: ISIS attacks falling despite anger over top sheikh’s assassination

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Deir-ez-Zor continues to be the focus of ISIS-claimed attacks in North and East Syria Attacks on village chiefs and people connected to AANES continued, claiming 7 lives in July and leading to protests and violence in Deir-ez-Zor in early…

[Did Mike Pompeo Mislead Congress About Syria’s Oil?]

Original artical written by Matthew Petti, National Interest. 03/08/2020 The Kurds are claiming they never signed a contract with an American company. last week that a deal for an American company to develop Syria’s oil fields is in…

Interview: “We must develop a common view of the curriculum for our schools” – Kemal Musa, head of the Education committee of Deir-ez-Zor

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With the establishment of the Civil Council of Deir-ez-Zor in 2017, an Education Committee was created focusing on the revitalization and rebuilding of the education system. A civil committee has recently decided not to teach the curriculum…

Interview: “Social distancing is impossible” – Doctor working in Al-Hol camp on Corona prevention measures

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Interview with Ahmed*, doctor working at the medical point inside Al-Hol camp. The interview was carried out on 28 July 2020. Which Coronavirus measures have been set up in Al-Hol camp? Several humanitarian actors have collectively…