Wave of arson attacks add to growing sleeper-cell threat in North and East Syria

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In May, both joint SDF and Coalition raids and sleeper-cell raids increased.  Raids increased 86% (22 up to 41), even before the start of June’s massive anti-ISIS operation in Deir-ez-Zor. Total attacks increased 110% (40 up to 84),…

Six months on: political, security and humanitarian outcomes of Turkey’s 2019 invasion of North and East Syria

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Download the full report here. On 9 October 2019, Turkey attacked border cities throughout North and East Syria (NES), with the aim of occupying the areas around Sere Kaniye and Tel Abyad. This resulted in the displacement of over…

Briefing: Coronavirus risks and preventative measures in Hol camp

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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…