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_SleeperCells2020Download 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…

Hidden Battlefields: Rehabilitating ISIS Affiliates and Building a Democratic Culture in Their Former Territories

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You can download the full report here. A “general amnesty” for all Syrian nationals held in Hol Camp was recently announced by the Syrian Democratic Council (SDC), the political authority representing the autonomous regions…

Report: ISIS sleeper-cell attacks reach record low despite mass releases, multiple Hol Camp fatalities

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Releases from Hol Camp have not led to more sleeper cell attacks, though the camp itself is still a flashpoint Key Points - November 2020 saw the lowest number of sleeper-cell attacks since records began since ISIS' territorial defeat…

Update: Coronavirus crisis in North and East Syria – November 2020

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Our latest monthly report on the coronavirus crisis in North and East Syria finds: • New quarantine in place across North and East Syria (NES) as coronavirus cases continue to rise• NES faces worst economic hardship in Syria as a…

Report: ISIS sleeper-cell attacks down, Hol Camp and Deir-ez-Zor remain flashpoints

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An Iraqi IDP caught in the crossfire during an attempted ISIS shooting in Hol Camp, November 2020 (Picture credit: NPA) Key Points Overall attacks decreased 11% (51, 45) in October, with 69% of those attacks taking place in Deir-ez-Zor…

Update: Coronavirus crisis in North and East Syria – October 2020

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Our latest monthly update on the coronavirus crisis in North and East Syria finds: October sees as many deaths and twice as many cases as rest of year combinedExponential growth through September and October with daily cases increasing…

Database: Former ISIS members now part of Turkish-backed forces in Sere Kaniye and Tel Abyad

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Download the full report here. It's one year since Turkey launched its devastating 'Peace Spring' operation, green-lit by Donald Trump and primarily targeting the Kurds in North and East Syria. The invasion displaced an initial wave…