The Voice of America – Displaced Children in Northeast Syria May Never Recover, Observers Fear

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Original article published on The Voice of America by Jeff Seldin on 23 September 2021 Nearly 2½ years after the fall of the Islamic State terror group's self-declared caliphate, there still appears to be no escape for tens of thousands…

The Washington Institute – A Tale of Two Islamic State Insurgencies in Syria

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Original article published on The Washington Institute for Near East Policy by Ido Levy on 17 September 2021 “In the Valley of Syria...Heaven and Hell!” This was the title of a featured editorial in the August 12 edition of the Islamic…

The Defense Post – Afrin’s Syrian Kurds Continue to Pay Price of Turkey’s Occupation

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Original article published on The Defense Post by Rebecca Anne Proctor on 15 September 2021 Zeinab, a 73-year-old Syrian Kurd, had lived in her home in Afrin in northwestern Syria for 13 years. She was alone. Her husband had recently…

Sleeper Cell Report: Number of attacks stays steady as SDF raids increase in August

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SDF Counter-Terrorism Units on their way to conduct a security operation with support from the international coalition in Deir ez-Zor’s northern countryside. Key Points – 12 sleeper cell attacks documented, the same as July –…

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…

El Estado de la Ocupación: nuevo informe trimestral sobre las violaciones de derechos en las regiones ocupadas por Turquía en el Norte y Este de Síria

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Download here El nuevo informe del RIC, de periodicidad trimestral, rastrea las violaciones de derechos humanos y los crímenes cometidos por Turquía y los grupos del Ejército Nacional Sirio (SNA por sus siglas en inglés) respaldados…

Sleeper-Cell Report: Record Low of Attacks in July

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The secret ISIS cell lair was targeted with missiles from Coalition aircraft during an SDF raid in the countryside of Heseke Key Points - [UPDATE 9/17/21] 14 sleeper cell attacks were documented, marking a record low since RIC reporting…

Sleeper Cell Report: Attacks Decrease in Deir ez-Zor Due to Successful Raids, ISIS Activity Across NES Remains High

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Key Points - 25 sleeper cell attacks were reported in June across NES, significantly less than the previous month (42 attacks in May) - 15 of these attacks were claimed by ISIS - 19 deaths were caused by sleeper cell attacks, and at…

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 attacked a security…

State of the Occupation: A New Quarterly Report on Rights Violations in Turkish-Occupied NES

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Download the full report here. RIC's newest periodic report, appearing once every quarter, tracks human rights violations and crimes by Turkey and Turkish-backed SNA groups in the occupied regions of Afrin and the 'M4 Strip' - the border…