State of the Occupation: Rights Violations Continued During the Spring in Turkish-Occupied NES

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Download the full report here. RIC’s quarterly report on the state of the Turkish occupation in Northern Syria tracks human rights violations and crimes committed by Turkey and Turkish-backed SNA groups in the occupied regions of…

Orient XXI – La Turquie mène une guerre de l’eau en Syrie

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Original article published on Orient XXI by Chloé Troadec and Chris den Hond on 13 October 2021 La chute du débit de l’Euphrate est une nouvelle menace pour la population syrienne, déjà victime de plus de dix années de guerre…

Sleeper Cell Report: ISIS begins to claim more attacks amidst steady drumbeat of raids and arrests

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SDF and HAT troops in Deir ez-Zor Key Points – 13 sleeper cell attacks documented, 6 claimed by ISIS – The attacks resulted in 11 deaths, including assassinations of SDF, Asayish and AANES members – 4 people died in Al-Hol…

Ahrar al-Sharqiya: War Crimes with Impunity

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Download the full report here. In July of 2021, the US treasury sanctioned Turkish-backed SNA faction Ahrar al-Sharqiya and two of its leaders, Ahmad Ihsan Fayyad (Abu Hatem Shaqra) and Raed Jassim Al-Hayes (Abu Jaafer Shaqra) under…

The Voice of America – Displaced Children in Northeast Syria May Never Recover, Observers Fear

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Original article published on The Voice of America by Jeff Seldin on 23 September 2021 Nearly 2½ years after the fall of the Islamic State terror group's self-declared caliphate, there still appears to be no escape for tens of thousands…

The Washington Institute – A Tale of Two Islamic State Insurgencies in Syria

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Original article published on The Washington Institute for Near East Policy by Ido Levy on 17 September 2021 “In the Valley of Syria...Heaven and Hell!” This was the title of a featured editorial in the August 12 edition of the Islamic…

The Defense Post – Afrin’s Syrian Kurds Continue to Pay Price of Turkey’s Occupation

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Original article published on The Defense Post by Rebecca Anne Proctor on 15 September 2021 Zeinab, a 73-year-old Syrian Kurd, had lived in her home in Afrin in northwestern Syria for 13 years. She was alone. Her husband had recently…