Sleeper Cell Report: ISIS begins to claim more attacks amidst steady drumbeat of raids and arrests

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SDF and HAT troops in Deir ez-Zor Key Points – 13 sleeper cell attacks documented, 6 claimed by ISIS – The attacks resulted in 11 deaths, including assassinations of SDF, Asayish and AANES members – 4 people died in Al-Hol…

Ahrar al-Sharqiya: War Crimes with Impunity

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Download the full report here. In July of 2021, the US treasury sanctioned Turkish-backed SNA faction Ahrar al-Sharqiya and two of its leaders, Ahmad Ihsan Fayyad (Abu Hatem Shaqra) and Raed Jassim Al-Hayes (Abu Jaafer Shaqra) under…

Sleeper Cell Report: Number of attacks stays steady as SDF raids increase in August

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SDF Counter-Terrorism Units on their way to conduct a security operation with support from the international coalition in Deir ez-Zor’s northern countryside. Key Points – 12 sleeper cell attacks documented, the same as July –…

El Estado de la Ocupación: nuevo informe trimestral sobre las violaciones de derechos en las regiones ocupadas por Turquía en el Norte y Este de Síria

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Download here El nuevo informe del RIC, de periodicidad trimestral, rastrea las violaciones de derechos humanos y los crímenes cometidos por Turquía y los grupos del Ejército Nacional Sirio (SNA por sus siglas en inglés) respaldados…

Sleeper-Cell Report: Record Low of Attacks in July

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The secret ISIS cell lair was targeted with missiles from Coalition aircraft during an SDF raid in the countryside of Heseke Key Points - [UPDATE 9/17/21] 14 sleeper cell attacks were documented, marking a record low since RIC reporting…

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…