Turkish invasion provokes 48% rise in ISIS sleeper cell attacks

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New research by Rojava Information Center finds: Turkish invasion of North and East Syria provokes 48% rise in ISIS sleeper cell attacks Swift rise in attacks reverses ongoing decrease in sleeper cell attacks previously achieved…

Report: Displaced population and refugee camps

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This update covers the period 9th October - 2nd November, providing an overview of the impact of the invasion on existing IDP and refugee camps in the region, rioting and breakouts of ISIS affiliates, newly displaced populations and the humanitarian response to the crisis.

SDF and Coalition conduct 347 anti-ISIS raids and 476 arrests in 2019, 75% decrease since Turkish invasion

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YPG and Asayish special forces captured hundreds of sleeper cell members, in addition to thousands of ISIS members captured on the battlefield or in surrender ISIS leader Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi was reported killed in a US raid near the Turkish…

Explainer: Shifting power-plays in North and East Syria [Updated]

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Now updated with the 22nd October Russia - Turkey Agreement. With the 13 October agreement between the Syrian Democratic Forces and Damascus, and the 17 October ‘ceasefire’ agreement between Ankara and Washington, the geopolitical situation…

Erdogan’s “security zone”: Refugees and humanitarian aid in North East Syria

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This report seeks to provide an analysis of the Turkey's current invasion in terms of its humanitarian impact. We examine Erdogan’s stated reasons for the invasion of North and East Syria, including his proposals for a so-called “security…

Database: August sleeper-cell attacks and raids

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The Rojava Information Center has recorded 95 sleeper cell attacks in the month of August, incuding attacks carried out by ISIS and Ahrar al-Shaab- resulting in 35 recorded deaths. Key Facts: August saw a 15% increase in overall attacks…

Erdogan Wants a ‘Buffer Zone’ Along the Syria Border – but It’s Turkish Forces Killing Civilians – Novara Media, UK

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Original article by Robin Fleming (William John Gauthier | https://novara.media/2lRi0kF) Fouad Abdo is a farmer from the village of Batirzani, near the border wall that divides Rojava from Turkish-occupied Kurdish regions to the north.…

Database: Over 30 Turkish cross-border attacks against Rojava in 2019, only 1 attack targets Turkey

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A new Rojava Information Center database has documented over thirty Turkish cross-border attacks targeting North East Syria since the beginning of 2019 alone, with rocket and heavy weapons fire wounding and killing at least 27 civilians. In…

Database: over 40 former ISIS members now part of Turkish-backed forces

Over 40 former ISIS members now working in Afrin as part of Turkish-backed forces have been identified in a new database, published today by Rojava Information Center. They include commanders, brigade leaders, recruiting officers and…

New Trends in Western Support for The Turkish Arms Industry

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In this research note we examine the new ways that the companies in NATO countries are finding to continue their economical relations with the Turkish state. You can read the report above and find a link to view and download the research…

NE Syria July: Sleeper cell attacks double in key Jazirah region, Turkish-linked cells compound ISIS threat

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Sleeper cell attacks in Jazirah Region double to 30, more than in any month to date9 attacks in city of Hasakah alone: other attacks strike Qamishlo, Sere Kaniye and other high-profile settlements far from ISIS’ original strongholdsIncrease…

NE Syria: June breakdown of ISIS sleeper cell attacks and SDF raids

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Data was produced in collaboration with OSINT researcher Caki. Get in touch for the full searchable data set-live map is here This month’s key findings: 85 ISIS sleeper cell attacks across north east Syria, down 48% month-on-month.Attacks…

Press Kit International Forum on ISIS: Day 2

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Rojava Information Center - 7 July 2019 Internal ISIS docs reveal control of women, ISIS’ undercover strategy, & more Highlights: ‘Three types of ISIS women’ - internal documents shed new light on ISIS’ repression of womenNew…

Press kit International Forum on ISIS: Day 1

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ISIS victims-turned freedom fighters & former heads of state unite in call for international tribunal Highlights: Yezidi woman from Sinjar who was enslaved by ISIS speaks of acting on behalf of all Yezidi women as she took up…