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…

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…

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…

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,…

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…

Report: High Arrests from SDF and Al Hol Murders Continue in February

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YAT Operator poses with captured suspects 28 Attacks across NES30 Deaths caused by attacks attributed to sleeper cells22 Attacks claimed by ISIS16 Raids by the SDF producing 124 arrests19 Deaths in Al Hol camp, 9 from a fire that started RIC…

Report: High Value Arrest and High Profile Assassinations Kick Off New Year

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A YAT operator during a SDF ceremony Key Facts - 31 attacks causing 26 deaths - ISIS claimed 29 attacks - 20 killings in Al Hol Camp - 13 raids producing 27 arrests - High profile assassinations that included 2 women of the…

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

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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 resistance…