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…

Sheikh Maqsud Council member: “You cannot separate Sheikh Maqsud from Aleppo. We have to cooperate.”

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Sheikh Maqsud is a unique enclave within Aleppo, one of the oldest and most populous cities in Syria. Aleppo is under Syrian Government control, but the majority-Kurdish Sheikh Maqsud and Ashrafiya neighborhoods retain autonomy and ties to…

US Special Envoy for Syria Joel Rayburn: US “ready to use sanctions” to prevent Turkish attack on NES

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Mr. Rayburn has just replaced James Jeffrey as the US Special Envoy for Syria following Mr. Jeffrey's retirement Rojava Information Center put questions to the U.S. State Department’s incoming Special Envoy for Syria, Joel Rayburn, during…

Translation: Reforms announced in response to Syrian Democratic Council public consultations

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The Syrian Democratic Council (SDC) this year held 13 public consultations across all the contiguous regions of North and East Syria (NES). Along with ordinary civilians then Kurdish and Arabic opposition groups, Arab tribal representatives,…

Explainer: Cooperatives in North and East Syria – developing a new economy

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Currently, North and East Syria (NES) faces enormous economic difficulties: rampant inflation, a partial embargo, war and the draining of resources by occupying Turkish forces in Sere Kaniye, Tel Abyad and Afrin. In this crisis context,…

Explainer: Why is Turkey arresting its own proxy council members in Afrin?

Thousands of Kurds have been disappeared by Turkish forces in Afrin, but arrests targeting Turkey's own political apparatus are unusual (file photo, al-Andalou) Why is Turkey arresting its own proxy council members in Afrin?Mass arrests,…

Translation: General amnesty for prisoners in North and East Syria – AANES resolution

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The Justice Council of North and East Syria has announced an amnesty for prisoners, and is working on another amnesty for Syrian residents of Hol Camp Many prisoners in North and East Syria will be released via a general amnesty or have…

Translation: Criticism and proposals from Syrian Democratic Council consultation, Raqqa

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The Syrian Democratic Council (SDC) has launched a series of consultations across North and East Syria. RIC researchers recently attended one such public consultation in Raqqa, summarized below, following on from another meeting in Heseke…

“Our aim is that these women open their minds” – Roj Camp management on transfers from Al-Hol

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Recently, around forty families have been transferred from Al-Hol camp to the much smaller Roj camp (with less than 2000 inhabitants as compared to around 70,000 in Al-Hol). RIC visited Roj Camp and talked to Nura Abdo, head of camp management.…