Explainer: TEV-DEM – Unions and Counter-Power

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TEV-DEM was founded in 2011 to build up the democratic system of communes and assemblies. This is the role that it played in the previous system, in the three initial cantons: Afrin, Jazeera and Kobane. In Manbij, Raqqa, Tabqa and Deir ez-Zor…

Translation: North and East Syria’s Anti-Terrorism Act used to try local ISIS suspects

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Note: this is the original piece of legislation used to try local ISIS suspects captured by the Syrian Democratic Forces or Asayish (internal security) in North and East Syria. It is based on internationally-recognized Syrian law, but has…
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Explainer: Military and self defense forces in North and East Syria

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HPC-Jin The military and self-defense forces in North and East Syria are composed of various institutions that act on different levels with different responsibilities. From the Syrian Democratic Forces - the principal military force in North…

Interview: Adil Haji Hassan, kidnapped and released for ransom by SNA in Sere Kaniye

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Adil Haji Hassan is an IDP who fled from Sere Kaniye during the Turkish invasion in October 2019. He was interviewed in Qamishlo on 8 May 2020. Syrian National Army fighters and Turkish soldiers after the invasion of Afrin, 18 March 2018 My…

Press Kit International Forum on ISIS: Day 2

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Rojava Information Center - 7 July 2019 Internal ISIS docs reveal control of women, ISIS’ undercover strategy, & more Highlights: ‘Three types of ISIS women’ - internal documents shed new light on ISIS’ repression of womenNew…

Press kit International Forum on ISIS: Day 1

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ISIS victims-turned freedom fighters & former heads of state unite in call for international tribunal Highlights: Yezidi woman from Sinjar who was enslaved by ISIS speaks of acting on behalf of all Yezidi women as she took up…