Sleeper-Cell Report: Attacks Remain High in May, Targeting Armed Forces and Civilians, Especially in Deir ez-Zor

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Arrests carried out by HAT (Asayish special forces) in response to an IED attack on a military vehicle in Kibar, Deir ez-Zor Key Points May 2021 has seen 42 sleeper cell attacks across North and East Syria, a slight rise as compared to…

Beyond Rojava: North and East Syria’s Arab Regions

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    Download the full report here. The new political program in NES is driving major political and societal transformations in terms of direct democracy and gender equality. But implementing this program has been challenging…

Sleeper-Cell Report: Number of attacks increase but are less deadly, only one killing in Hol Camp

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An ISIS attack east of Raqqa led to the death of female Asayish officer Siham al-Shanan Key facts During the month of April, 40 sleeper cell attacks happened across North and East Syria. This represents a significant rise in attacks as…

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…

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…