La batalla de Heseke. Desarrollo y análisis

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En números (últimos del 26 de enero), según las Fuerzas Democráticas Sirias (SDF): Población penitenciaria original 4000 (700 menores)Presos entregados desde dentro de la prisión y reingresados: 3500Prisioneros fugados retenidos: 100Presos…

The Battle of Heseke 2022: Timeline and Analysis

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In Numbers as per the SDF Original prison population: 4000 (700 minor) Prisoners surrendered from within the prison and rearrested: 3500 Escaped prisoners rearrested: 100 Escaped prisoners still at…

Timeline of Major Riots, Raids, and Escape Attempts in Heseke’s Sina’a Prison

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Background The Sina’a prison is located the Ghweiran District of Heseke city. It is often called Ghweiran Prison for this reason. It is housed in buildings on the old campus of Al-Furat University. It is unclear exactly when the buildings…

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…

“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…