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Read-out – Rojava Information Center Second Human Rights Forum On Human Rights Violations In the Afrin Region of Syria

On 30th of January 2021, the second Human Rights Forum About HumanRights Violations In Afrin Region – Syria was held in Qamishlo, North and EastSyria. The conference was organised by Rights Defense Initiative Organization –Syria, Human Rights Organization in Afrin – Syria, Rojava Center for StrategicStudies, Center for Research and Protection of Women’s Rights in […]

Les coopératives en Syrie du Nord et de l’Est – Développer une nouvelle économie

Les coopératives en Syrie du Nord et de l’Est – Développer une nouvelle économie  Actuellement, la Syrie du Nord et de l’Est (SNE) fait face à d’énormes difficultés économiques : inflation galopante, embargo partiel, guerre et épuisement des ressources par l’occupation des forces turques à Serê Kaniyê, Tel Abyad (Girê Spî) et Afrin. Dans ce […]

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Annual Sleeper Cell Report 2020 – SDF and Coalition Diminish Capability of ISIS, Lower Attacks and Deaths Across the Region

Politically, the AANES and SDF continue to walk a tight rope between their allies and enemies. From the US-led Coalition, the SDF remains its number one ally in the region for a sustained resistance to ISIS and its network of sleeper cells. However, with the US’s NATO alliance with Turkey, the US showed their unwillingness […]

K24 – Pro-government troops, local Kurdish forces make counter-arrests amid rising tensions in north Syria

Original Article by Wladimir van Wilgenburg in K24, 6 January 2021 ERBIL (Kurdistan 24) – Tensions continue to escalate between Syrian pro-government forces and local Internal Security Forces (Asayish) after the Syrian regime arrested several individuals in late December over alleged affiliation to the local Kurdish-led authority. According to the UK-based Syrian Observatory for Human […]

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RUDAW- Turkish defense minister makes rare visit to Syrian border amid Ain Issa clashes

Original Article by Karwan Faidhi Dri, Rudaw, 30 December 2020 ERBIL, Kurdistan Region — Turkey’s defense minister Hulusi Akar paid a rare visit to Sanliurfa province on the Syrian border on Wednesday to inspect troops amid intensified clashes with the Kurdish-led Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF) in neighbouring Syria’s Ain Issa town. Akar led a top military […]

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Hidden Battlefields: Rehabilitating ISIS Affiliates and Building a Democratic Culture in Their Former Territories

You can download the full report here. A “general amnesty” for all Syrian nationals held in Hol Camp was recently announced by the Syrian Democratic Council (SDC), the political authority representing the autonomous regions of Syria known as North and East Syria (NES) connected to the Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF). The decision was followed a week […]

GIWPS – How COVID-19 Underscores the Urgent Need to Repatriate Women and Children from Northeast Syria Camps

Original Article by Agathe Christien, Emma Jouenne and Elena Scott-Kakures, Georgetown GIWPS, 09 December, 2020 It has become urgent to repatriate women and children from Northeast Syria camps as COVID-19 is rapidly spreading in Syria. Following the fall of Baghuz in March 2019 – the last ISIS-controlled territory in the country – more than 10,000 […]