Fox News – ISIS launched more than 100 attacks in Iraq in August, a sharp uptick from previous month

Original Article by Hollie McKay, Fox News, 04 September 2020 The remnants of ISIS in Iraq claimed 100 attacks across the embattled country over the past month alone, according to an assessment by the Terrorism Research and Analysis…

Syria Direct – ‘A ticking time bomb’: COVID-19 spike catches northeast Syria unprepared

Original Article by Will Christou, Syria Direct, 31 August 2020 AMMAN — “It’s a ticking time bomb; we’re maybe a month behind Damascus in terms of the COVID outbreak.” This is how a western aid worker involved in the COVID-19 response…

al-Monitor – COVID-19 cases increasingly rapidly in northeast Syria

Original Article by Al-Monitor Staff, Al-Monitor, 28 August 2020 COVID-19 cases are increasing rapidly in northeast Syria. The war-torn region is susceptible to an outbreak due to the effects of recent conflicts and the closure of an aid…

Al-Monitor – Turkey starves Syria’s northeast of water as virus death toll mounts

Original Article by Amberin Zaman, al-Monitor, 24 August 2020 The outcry over Turkey’s continued disruption of potable water supplies to the Hasakeh region of northeast Syria is growing louder. Humanitarian aid agencies…

The Jerusalem Post – Why is the US still helping Turkey sabotage its role in Syria?

Original article by Seth J. Frantzman, The Jerusalem Post, 27 August 2020 Washington sent its most pro-Turkey diplomat to Ankara this week as Turkey’s regime hosted Hamas leaders in a red-carpet ceremony in Istanbul. Former US ambassador…

Syria Direct – Turkish dams threaten northeast Syria with ecological and economic blight

Original Article by Will Christou, Syria Direct, 11 August 2020 AMMAN — Last month, a sweltering heatwave hit Syria, with temperatures reaching as high as 115 degrees Fahrenheit (46 Celsius), and in the sprawling camp of al-Hol in the…

North Press Agency – Syrian government-held Qamishli airport: epicenter to coronavirus outbreak in northeast Syria

Original Article by Hoshang Hassan, North Press Agency, 13 August 2020 QAMISHLI, Syria (North Press) – Qamishli International Airport, which is held by the Syrian government in the country’s northeast, has been the main corridor for…

Detektor – Potvrđeni prvi slučajevi koronavirusa u sirijskom kampu u kojem su žene i djeca iz BiH

Original article by Mladen Obrenovic, Detektor, 13 August 2020 Iz Svjetske zdravstvene organizacije (WHO) su naveli da “ne postoje potvrđeni slučajevi COVID-a 19 među stanovnicima kampa”. “Sedam je slučajeva prijavljeno među…

Voice of America – US Action Against IS Financier Shows Jihadists’ Cash Flow Continues from Turkey

Original article by Namo Abdulla, Voice of America, 05 August 2020 WASHINGTON - The U.S. designation last week of a new Turkey-based member of the notorious Rawi Network for allegedly facilitating money transfers to the Islamic State…

The Jerusalem Post – Who is undermining US-backed forces in Deir Ezzor and Euphrates area?

Original article by Seth J. Frantzman , Jerusalem Post, 09 August 2020 In the first two weeks of August a series of incidents in the desert regions and areas adjoining the Euphrates River in eastern Syria have seen an uptick in assassinations…