Newroz Ahmed, Commander of the Syrian Democratic Forces: “The SDF is Ready for Possible Attacks”

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Throughout the fall of 2021 Turkey threatened a new invasion into North and East Syria. As of mid-November the threats abated and it became clear that no such invasion would take place in the absence of greenlights from the US and Russia…

Explainer: Archeology in Raqqa and Manbij

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In 2014, ISIS bulldozed ancient churches in Manbij. Only these mosaics survived the destruction. The jihadists defaced the mosaics and attempted to remove it in order to sell it. Left-over statues in Manbij. NES' archeological sites are…

Explainer: Arab Women in Security and Defense of North and East Syria

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Asayisha Jin in Deir ez-Zor With the advances of the SDF through the Arab-majority regions and the establishment of the new political system, women started to join the security and defence forces. In the system of the AANES, women participate…

Explainer: What is Happening in Manbij?

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Members of the Manbij Tribal Council Brief Between the 31st of March and the 1st of June, violent protests erupted in Manbij, which left at least three civilians dead and over a dozen injured. Concurrently, Russian troops attacked a security…

“Our main objective is to develop autonomous local structures” – Agid Brahim, Federation of Wounded Individuals

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A worker at the only prosthesis factory of North and East Syria The war against ISIS, but also the recurring Turkish invasions in North and East Syria have left tens of thousands of fighters and civilians injured and long-term disabled.…

The Anti-Terror Trial System in NES

Interview with Sîpan Ahmed (name changed), prosecutor at the People’s Defense Court of Qamishlo. The People’s Defense Courts are in charge of trying crimes related to terrorism - mostly, though not exclusively, related to ISIS…

Annual Report of the Executive Council for North and East Syria – 2020

Our translation of the Annual Report of the Executive Council for North and East Syria - 2020 Annual report of the Executive Council for Northern and Eastern Syria Events and work carried out during the year: 1- At the administrative…

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

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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…

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 économieDownload Les coopératives en Syrie du Nord et de l'Est – Développer une nouvelle économie  Actuellement, la Syrie du Nord et de l'Est (SNE)…

Translation: Report on the Humanitarian Situation in Ain Issa as of 20 December 2020

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As the shelling from the Turkish backed Syrian National Army increases in the Ain Issa area, south of Tel Abyad, many civilians who have remained in the conflict zone have been forced to flee, nearly 9,600 people. 38 people have been wounded…