Entries by Nicholas Prefect

Turkey-backed forces accused of cutting water to Syrian Kurdish-run region

Original article by Al-Monitor, February 25, 2020 Turkey’s pressure campaign on Kurdish-controlled northeastern Syria took a fresh sinister turn this week when Turkish-backed Syrian rebel forces reportedly halted service at the Alok pumping station in the Turkish-occupied town of Ras al-Ain. The facility supplies water to approximately 460,000 people, including hundreds of thousands of internally […]

US-led Coalition airdrops military equipment to Kurdish forces in Syria

Original article by Kurdistan24, February 24, 2020 ERBIL (Kurdistan 24) – The US-led anti-Islamic State Coalition on Wednesday airdropped military equipment in Syria’s eastern Deir al-Zor Province in support of the Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF), the media center of the Kurdish-led forces said on Sunday. “This support comes within the framework of the joint work […]

ROJAVA the suspended future

“What remains now of Rojava, created in 2014 during the battle of Kobane, won by Kurdish forces at the cost of enormous sacrifices?” We provided translation and fixing services to @OrientXXI for this in-depth video report.

Surviving after the Disappearance of the Islamic State: A Strategy for the Resilience of the Syrian Kurdish Movement

Our research in this paper (ENG, AR, FR), arguing that despite recent geopolitical shifts, “The Kurdish movement still manages to assert itself as a coherent political entity and the sole credible actor to hold the ground and maintain pressure on ISIS…” “The Democratic Union Party – and its armed wing, the People’s Protection Units – has […]