Al-Monitor – Turkish airstrike kills members of US-backed Kurdish force in Syria

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Fighters from the Kurdish women's protection units (YPJ) attend the funeral of a fellow fighter, who was killed while fighting against the Islamic State (IS), in northeastern Syrian Kurdish-majority city of Qamishli on February 9, 2019. (Photo…

K24 – Kurdish-led security forces capture ISIS leader in Syria’s Deir al-Zor

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Original article by Wladimir van Wilgenburg published on K24 on 3 May 2021 The suspect was "planning assassinations," recruiting members, and facilitating terrorist activities, the Kurdish-led SDF said.ERBIL (Kurdistan 24) – The Kurdish-led…

Al-Monitor – Fighting between Syria’s Kurdish forces, pro-Assad militia enters fourth day

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Original article published on Al-Monitor 23 April 2021 Fighting escalated between Syria’s Kurdish-led forces and members of a pro-regime militia in the northeastern city of Qamishli on Friday after a local community leader was…

Al-Monitor – Government, Kurdish forces clash in northeast Syria

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The pro-government National Defense Forces fired on Kurdish Asayesh forces at a checkpoint in Qamishli, according to Kurdish sources. Original article published on Al-Monitor 21 April 2021 Clashes broke out in northeast Syria last…

K24 – Killings in Syria’s al-Hol camp down after SDF security operation

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Original article published on Kurdistan24 by Wladimir van Wilgenburg on 15 April 2021 ERBIL (Kurdistan 24) – The number of targeted killings in the al-Hol displacement camp in northeast Syria have fallen slightly following a sweeping…

Al-Monitor – Northeast Syria imposes ‘total lockdown’ due to virus

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Original article published by Al Monitor 12 April 2021 A lockdown will begin in northeast Syria on Tuesday as authorities attempt to mitigate the spread of the coronavirus during Ramadan and following a relatively large number of…

AP – US-backed Syrian forces raid camp of IS families, arrest 9

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Original article by Sarah El Deeb and Lolita C. Baldor in AP 28 March 2021 BEIRUT (AP) — Thousands of Kurdish-led forces, with assistance from the U.S.-led coalition, launched a military operation Sunday at a sprawling camp in northeast…

National Interest – Beware the Women of ISIS

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Original article by Emily Przyborowski in National Interest 2 April 2021 The female cadres of ISIS are now poised to expand as a result of a new generation of extremists now being incubated in Syria’s assorted refugees camps. Less…

El País – In Syria, there is a new kind of war against ISIS

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Operation against jihadists hiding at Al-Hol camp in Syria on Sunday. FOTO: NATALIA SANCHA Original article by Natalia Sancha for El País 1 April 2021 In the early morning darkness, a militiawoman loosens her braid under her balaclava…

Council On Foreign Relations – Biden-Harris Should Lead on Women’s Rights and Help End Syrian Conflict

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Female YPJ fighters celebrate Newroz with civilian women in Qamishli, Syria in 2016. Original article by Amy Austin Holmes, published in Council On Foreign Relations 26 March 2021 On the tenth anniversary of the Syrian uprising,…