Entries by Rojava IC


Annual Sleeper Cell Report 2022

  While ISIS’ 2019 defeat in Baghouz, at the hands of the Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF) and Global Coalition, saw the former finally lose its territorial caliphate, the enduring activity of ISIS sleeper cells in North and East Syria (NES) remains a grave threat for the region as well as the wider world, and testifies […]

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Explainer: Afrin, 5 years under Turkish occupation

The Afrin region, in the far north-west of Syria, was one of the 3 original Kurdish cantons of Rojava. Rojava alludes to the Kurdish-majority populated areas in Syria, comprising the western part of Kurdistan. In 2012, the Syrian Arab Army (SAA) withdrew from Afrin and the People’s and Women’s Protection Units, known as the YPG/YPJ, […]

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The Shammar tribe in North and East Syria

“The Shammar is not just a traditional tribe; a big part of the tribe is involved in politics”. The late Sheikh Hamidi talking with SDF General Commander Mazloum Abdi. The Shammar is AANES’ closest ally amongst the Arab tribes in NES. RIC spoke with Tarif Obeid (journalist) and Arwa Ahmed al-Salah (Kongra Star coordinator), both […]

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Joves promeses: Una introducció al sistema universitari del NES

Descarregar Davant la guerra i l’aïllament regional, l’Administració Autònoma del Nord i l’Est de Síria (AANES) ha construït al seu territori una xarxa d’universitats per rivalitzar amb les institucions de producció de coneixement del govern sirià. En canvi, ofereix un sistema d’educació superior amb estàndards internacionals, però fonamentalment influenciat també pels seus valors democràtics. El […]