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…

Briefing: Coronavirus risks and preventative measures in Hol camp

Contents: Key pointsHol camp overviewAid crossing closureCamp overview - from internal briefing for NES NGOs Health service provision in Hol camp - from NES health working group report Key points No suspected or confirmed cases…

Report: ISIS assassinations rise as Turkish-backed sleeper-cell groups launch new attacks

Turkish-controlled faction Ahrar al-Sharqiya claimed sleeper cell attacks in North and East Syria for the first time this month April saw a 16% decrease in ISIS sleeper-cell attacks (48 to 40), whereas joint SDF and Coalition raids increased…

Report: Der Aufbau des demokratischen Systems in Nord- und Ostsyrien

Die türkische Invasion in Syrien am 9. Oktober 2019 hat ein neues Kapitel im syrischen Bürgerkrieg aufgeschlagen und neue Arenen für die politischen Machtspiele regionaler und globaler Mächte eröffnet. Da die türkischen Streitkräfte…

Coronavirus crisis in North and East Syria: 22 April update

Nine years of war, systematic targeting of health and water infrastructure by occupying Turkish forces, lack of international recognition, and the January 2020 closure of the only UN aid crossing into North and East Syria (NES) have left…

Report: anti-ISIS arrests and raids drop as tensions over COVID-19 rise

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Arrests of ISIS members in North and East Syria dropped to almost nothing in March, despite continued attacks March saw decreases across the board - in terms of attacks, raids, deaths and arrests - suggesting COVID-19 has distracted SDF…

Coronavirus crisis in North and East Syria: briefing

Nine years of war, systematic targeting of health and water infrastructure by occupying Turkish forces, lack of international recognition, and the January 2020 closure of the only UN aid crossing into North and East Syria (NES) have left…

Coronavirus crisis in North & East Syria in numbers

Coronavirus crisis in North & East Syria in numbers: 4,000,000 people 600,000 IDPs 40 ventilators 35 ICU beds No WHO-provided test kits No PCR test machines due to Turkish invasion No water for 460,000+ as Turkey…

Interview: World Health Organization Syria rep. on coronavirus in North and East Syria

Rojava Information Center: How far has coronavirus spread in the remainder of Syria, and do you expect it to spread to the north-east as well? Dr. Nima Saeed, World Health Organisation representative in Syria: According to the IHR (International Health…
ISIS sleeper cell arrested in Manbij

Report: One year on from ISIS’ defeat, sleeper-cell attacks remain a deadly threat

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It’s been a year since ISIS’ final territorial defeat by the Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF) and International Coalition in Baghouz on 23 March. But a comparison of the year-on-year data shows ISIS remain as potent a threat as ever,…

Dossier: Turkish provision of material support to al-Qaeda-linked groups in Idlib

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Prepared by special request for an upcoming bilateral meeting in the United States Congress, our latest dossier compiles visual evidence of Turkish provision of material support to al-Qaeda-linked groups in Idlib. Turkey is using the…