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…

Sleeper-Cell Report: Major operation in Hol Camp leads to high number of arrests

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Key Facts In general, the number of attacks and raids saw  no significant change between February and March, with 27 attacks and 15 raids in March, and 28 attacks and 16 raids in February.Sleeper-cell attacks claimed 33 lives in March,…

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…

“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.…

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, Geir…

Standing Alone: Medical, Political And Social Strategies For Supporting War-wounded Individuals In NES

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In a May 2020 report, the Syrian Observatory of Human Rights estimated the number of deaths in the Syrian conflict at between 384,000 and 586,100 people. Since the outbreak of violence in 2011, the war has had a devastating impact on…

RUDAW- Turkish defense minister makes rare visit to Syrian border amid Ain Issa clashes

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Original Article by Karwan Faidhi Dri, Rudaw, 30 December 2020 ERBIL, Kurdistan Region — Turkey’s defense minister Hulusi Akar paid a rare visit to Sanliurfa province on the Syrian border on Wednesday to inspect troops amid intensified…

AL JAZEERA- Civilians flee Ain Issa, northeast Syria as clashes escalate

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Original Article by Tessa Fox, Al Jazeera, 27 December 2020 At least 9,500 people have fled their homes in Ain Issa, northeast Syria, following an escalation in clashes between the Turkish-backed Syrian National Army (TSNA) and the Kurdish-led…

Al Jazeera- Inside Syria’s former ISIL bases converted to treat COVID

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Original Article by Andrea Prada Bianchi, Al Jazeera, 23 December 2020. Northern Syria – The facade of the COVID-19 treatment centre in Tabqa, a town on the shores of Lake Assad not far from Raqqa, is riddled with bullet holes. From…

Hidden Battlefields: Rehabilitating ISIS Affiliates and Building a Democratic Culture in Their Former Territories

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You can download the full report here. A “general amnesty” for all Syrian nationals held in Hol Camp was recently announced by the Syrian Democratic Council (SDC), the political authority representing the autonomous regions…

Report: ISIS sleeper-cell attacks reach record low despite mass releases, multiple Hol Camp fatalities

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Releases from Hol Camp have not led to more sleeper cell attacks, though the camp itself is still a flashpoint Key Points - November 2020 saw the lowest number of sleeper-cell attacks since records began since ISIS' territorial defeat…

Report: ISIS sleeper-cell attacks down, Hol Camp and Deir-ez-Zor remain flashpoints

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An Iraqi IDP caught in the crossfire during an attempted ISIS shooting in Hol Camp, November 2020 (Picture credit: NPA) Key Points Overall attacks decreased 11% (51, 45) in October, with 69% of those attacks taking place in Deir-ez-Zor…