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,…

Database: January 2020 sleeper-cell attacks and raids

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Key Facts: Despite attack rates having decreased 40% since December (84, 50), ISIS and other sleeper-cell groups claimed 32 deaths - an increase of 78% compared to December.Increased targeting of Mukhtars (village elders) and council…

Report: 2019 review of sleeper cell attacks and anti-ISIS raids in North and East Syria

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Key findings • The months leading up to September saw a steady month-on-month decrease in ISIS sleeper cell attacks, and an increase in SDF anti-ISIS raids. Following the Turkish invasion in October, the number of attacks has consistently…

Database: November sleeper-cell attacks and raids

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ISIS sleeper-cell attacks rise by 63% following Turkish invasion, November figures confirm: Key Facts: Following the Turkish invasion, sleeper-cell attacks have risen 63%, with 83 documented attacks in November compared to 51 in September…

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…

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…

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…

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…

NE Syria: 139 ISIS sleeper cell attacks and 78 deaths in May, up 61%

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New research for May shows: At least 78 deaths in at least 139 ISIS sleeper-cell attacks across NE Syria.Attacks and deaths are increasing month-on-month, with deaths up 42% since April and attacks up 61%.Attacks in previously-secure…