Annual Sleeper Cell Report 2020 – SDF and Coalition Diminish Capability of ISIS, Lower Attacks and Deaths Across the Region

RIC_Report_SleeperCells2020_GraphsDownload Politically, the AANES and SDF continue to walk a tight rope between their allies and enemies. From the US-led Coalition, the SDF remains its number one ally in the region for a sustained…

The emptiness of Turkey’s complaints against Syrian Kurds – Washington Examiner, US

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Original article by Michael Rubin James Jeffrey, a former U.S. ambassador to Turkey, continues to seek to appease Turkish saber-rattling and appears ready to facilitate Turkish entrance into Kurdish-administered northeastern Syria. This…

What to Do With International Isis Fighters? Rojava May Have a Solution – Novara, UK

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Original article by Danni Ellis, RIC researcher, in Novara Media. The question of what to do with the thousands of foreign Isis fighters, wives and children currently detained in north-eastern Syria has been dominated by two narratives.…

The AANES Remains the Only True Option for Peace, Stability, and Freedom in Syria – Washington Kurdish Institute, US

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Original article article published by Washington Kurdish Institute. Women's conference in al-Raqqa city. Photo: Hawar News Agency. The Autonomous Administration of North and East of Syria (AANES) retains many internal threats, is…

Letter: Sajid Javid should not be allowed to criminalise the British heroes of Rojava – The Guardian, UK

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Original letter by International volunteers, The Guardian. Anna Campbell, right, was killed in Syria while working with Kurdish forces. Photograph: YPJ/PA Volunteers against Isis who helped liberate Kurdish communities in Syria face…

For their sacrifices in the ISIS war the Kurds deserve better than this – Global Comment, US

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Original article by Paul Iddon, Global Comment, US. Photo: Kurdishstruggle On March 23, the Kurdish-led Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF) declared victory over the Islamic State (ISIS) group’s self-styled caliphate, after capturing its…

Report from Rojava: What the West Owes its Best Ally Against ISIS – NYR, US

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Original article by Debbie Bookchin, The New York Books Review, US. A member of the Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF) flashes the victory gesture with his hand as he stands next to the SDF's unfurled flag while on watch duty in the village…