March Sleeper Cell Report: Major Attack in al-Hol; Deteriorating Security as Widespread Protests Plague Deir ez-Zor

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ISIS sleeper cell in Syria pledges allegiance to new leader 'Abu Hassan al-Hashimi al-Qurayshi'. Throughout March, sleeper cells throughout Africa, the Middle East, and Asia have filmed similar videos and distributed them online. 19 sleeper…

Sleeper Cell Report: Idlib Raid Has Little Effect On ISIS Operations, High Number of Arrests As Heseke Fallout Continues

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Qamishlo residents mourn relatives on February 2nd Key Points Major coup in joint US-SDF raid on Idlib which killed ISIS leader17 sleeper cell attacks across NES (excluding in al-Hol camp), of which 8 were claimed by ISISMain target were…

El Estado de la Ocupación: documentación de las violaciones de derechos en las regiones ocupadas por Turquía en el Norte y Este de Síria

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Descargar aquí El informe trimestral de RIC sobre el estado de la ocupación turca en el norte de Siria rastrea las violaciones de derechos humanos y los crímenes cometidos por Turquía y los grupos SNA respaldados por Turquía en…

Sleeper Cell Report: Sina’a Prison Attack Shocks Heseke While Sleeper Cell Attacks Continued Throughout NES in January

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Key Points – 38 attacks documented, 34 claimed by ISIS, including the 9 day-long Battle of Heseke – The attacks resulted in 128 civilian and SDF deaths, primarily military personnel during the Heseke Battle – 4 murders…

State of the Occupation Q3: Uptick in Rights Violations, Increased Infighting Throughout the Summer

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Download the full report here. RIC’s quarterly report on the state of the Turkish occupation in Northern Syria tracks human rights violations and crimes committed by Turkey and Turkish-backed SNA groups in the occupied regions…

Annual Sleeper Cell Report 2021 – Sleeper Cell Attacks Decreased but Security Forces Remained Weary

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Download here. The attack on Sina’a prison in Heseke at the end of January 2022 proved an explosive bookend to 2021, a year that had seen a decline in sleeper cell attacks in Northeast Syria (NES). Though ISIS activity in general stayed…

El Estado de la Ocupación: documentación de las violaciones de derechos en las regiones ocupadas por Turquía en el Norte y Este de Síria

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Descargar aquí El informe trimestral del RIC sobre el estado de la ocupación turca en el norte de Siria hace un seguimiento de las violaciones de los derechos humanos y los crímenes cometidos por Turquía y los grupos del SNA respaldados…

Sleeper Cell: Attacks on the Rise Again in November

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Weapons cache recovered from an ISIS cell planning to attack al-Sina'a prison Key Points – 22 attacks documented, 14 claimed by ISIS – The attacks resulted in 23 deaths (14 civilians, at least 9 SDF/Asayish) – 5 murders…

Sleeper Cell Report: Attacks concentrate exclusively in Deir ez-Zor in October

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Opening ceremony for the Women's Asayish General Center in Deir ez-Zor on October 11, 2021 Key Points – 13 sleeper cell attacks documented, 9 confirmed ISIS attacks – The attacks resulted in 8 deaths, including assassinations of…

State of the Occupation: Rights Violations Continued During the Spring in Turkish-Occupied NES

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  Download the full report here. RIC’s quarterly report on the state of the Turkish occupation in Northern Syria tracks human rights violations and crimes committed by Turkey and Turkish-backed SNA groups in the occupied…