Entries by Rojava IC

The ‘Autonomous Administration’ struggles under weight of IS detainees as insurgency evolves – Syria Direct

Original article by Will Christou AMMAN- As it contends with the Islamic State’s (IS) new post-caliphate strategy, the US-backed Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF) is struggling to deal with tens of thousands of detained IS fighters and their families, undertaking a strategy of community-led releases and calling for an international IS tribunal for prosecution. In the […]

Does the French state have to repatriate the children of jihadists detained in Syria? – RFI, France

Chloé Troadec spoke to Anne Cantener in in RFI. C’est une nouvelle étape dans la série de procédures judiciaires lancées par les familles de jihadistes français. Une dizaine d’entre elles ont porté plainte contre le ministre des Affaires étrangères. Plainte pour « omission de porter secours ». Ces familles réclament le retour des enfants français, […]

Dutch government debates alleged Turkish support for former ISIS members in Afrin – K24, Iraqi Kurdistan

Original article by Wladimir van Wilgenburg ERBIL (Kurdistan 24) – Dutch Foreign Minister Stef Blok on Wednesday said his government would not push for a NATO investigation into Turkey’s possible links to the Islamic State after a report alleged 40 former Islamic State militants were among Turkish-backed forces in Afrin. “Turkey is and remains an […]

Database: August sleeper-cell attacks and raids

The Rojava Information Center has recorded 95 sleeper cell attacks in the month of August, incuding attacks carried out by ISIS and Ahrar al-Shaab- resulting in 35 recorded deaths. Key Facts: August saw a 15% increase in overall attacks since July (c. 95 up from 85). The month saw 64 ISIS-claimed attacks and 14 claimed […]

Turkey Cannot be Trusted in Syria – Secure Freedom, US

Original article by Anu Adewole. On Monday, the U.S. and Turkey began joint military patrols along the Syria-Turkish border in what the U.S. has called a “security mechanism.” Kurdish forces including the People’s Protectoin Unit (YPG) and Syrian Democratic Force (SDF), responsible for taking the area back from ISIS control have been withdrawn from the […]