Turkey's track record: The occupation of Afrin

This report presents the situation of the Afrin region of North and East Syria, which has been under Turkish occupation since March 2018. As the regions of Sere Kaniye and Tel Abyad and surrounding countryside have fallen under control of…

*NEW DATA: Turkish invasion provokes 48% rise in ISIS sleeper cell attacks*

New research by Rojava Information Center finds: Turkish invasion of North and East Syria provokes 48% rise in ISIS sleeper cell attacks Swift rise in attacks reverses ongoing decrease in sleeper cell attacks previously achieved…

Report: Displaced population and refugee camps

This update covers the period 9th October - 2nd November, providing an overview of the impact of the invasion on existing IDP and refugee camps in the region, rioting and breakouts of ISIS affiliates, newly displaced populations and the humanitarian response to the crisis.

SDF and Coalition conduct 347 anti-ISIS raids and 476 arrests in 2019, 75% decrease since Turkish invasion

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YPG and Asayish special forces captured hundreds of sleeper cell members, in addition to thousands of ISIS members captured on the battlefield or in surrender ISIS leader Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi was reported killed in a US raid near the Turkish…

Explainer: Shifting power-plays in North and East Syria [Updated]

Now updated with the 22nd October Russia - Turkey Agreement. With the 13 October agreement between the Syrian Democratic Forces and Damascus, and the 17 October ‘ceasefire’ agreement between Ankara and Washington, the geopolitical situation…

Erdogan's "security zone": Refugees and humanitarian aid in North East Syria

This report seeks to provide an analysis of the Turkey's current invasion in terms of its humanitarian impact. We examine Erdogan’s stated reasons for the invasion of North and East Syria, including his proposals for a so-called “security…

Database: August sleeper-cell attacks and raids

The Rojava Information Center has recorded 95 sleeper cell attacks in the month of August, incuding attacks carried out by ISIS and Ahrar al-Shaab- resulting in 35 recorded deaths. Key Facts: August saw a 15% increase in overall attacks…

Erdogan Wants a ‘Buffer Zone’ Along the Syria Border – but It’s Turkish Forces Killing Civilians - Novara Media, UK

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Original article by Robin Fleming (William John Gauthier | https://novara.media/2lRi0kF) Fouad Abdo is a farmer from the village of Batirzani, near the border wall that divides Rojava from Turkish-occupied Kurdish regions to the north.…

Database: Over 30 Turkish cross-border attacks against Rojava in 2019, only 1 attack targets Turkey

A new Rojava Information Center database has documented over thirty Turkish cross-border attacks targeting North East Syria since the beginning of 2019 alone, with rocket and heavy weapons fire wounding and killing at least 27 civilians. In…

Database: over 40 former ISIS members now part of Turkish-backed forces

Over 40 former ISIS members now working in Afrin as part of Turkish-backed forces have been identified in a new database, published today by Rojava Information Center. They include commanders, brigade leaders, recruiting officers and…