April Sleeper Cell Report: Bloodiest Month Yet Due To ISIS Ramadan Campaign

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The 7 victims of ISIS' attack on the head of the Deir ez-Zor Civil Council Public Relations Office near Abu Khashab on April 27th 54 sleeper cell attacks across NES (32 claimed by ISIS), a 184% increase on MarchViolent 'Two Sheikhs Campaign'…

March Sleeper Cell Report: Major Attack in al-Hol; Deteriorating Security as Widespread Protests Plague Deir ez-Zor

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ISIS sleeper cell in Syria pledges allegiance to new leader 'Abu Hassan al-Hashimi al-Qurayshi'. Throughout March, sleeper cells throughout Africa, the Middle East, and Asia have filmed similar videos and distributed them online. 19 sleeper…

Building Bridges with the Global Media: Lessons from a Syrian Information Center

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Original article published on Medium by Matt Broomfield on 28 March 2022. RIC team member on the ground as tire fires burn during the Turkish offensive. Photo source: RIC When my colleagues and I founded the Rojava Information Center…

La batalla de Heseke. Desarrollo y análisis

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En números (últimos del 26 de enero), según las Fuerzas Democráticas Sirias (SDF): Población penitenciaria original 4000 (700 menores)Presos entregados desde dentro de la prisión y reingresados: 3500Prisioneros fugados retenidos: 100Presos…

Sleeper Cell Report: Idlib Raid Has Little Effect On ISIS Operations, High Number of Arrests As Heseke Fallout Continues

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Qamishlo residents mourn relatives on February 2nd Key Points Major coup in joint US-SDF raid on Idlib which killed ISIS leader17 sleeper cell attacks across NES (excluding in al-Hol camp), of which 8 were claimed by ISISMain target were…

El Estado de la Ocupación: documentación de las violaciones de derechos en las regiones ocupadas por Turquía en el Norte y Este de Síria

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Descargar aquí El informe trimestral de RIC sobre el estado de la ocupación turca en el norte de Siria rastrea las violaciones de derechos humanos y los crímenes cometidos por Turquía y los grupos SNA respaldados por Turquía en…

Sleeper Cell Report: Sina’a Prison Attack Shocks Heseke While Sleeper Cell Attacks Continued Throughout NES in January

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Key Points – 38 attacks documented, 34 claimed by ISIS, including the 9 day-long Battle of Heseke – The attacks resulted in 128 civilian and SDF deaths, primarily military personnel during the Heseke Battle – 4 murders…

State of the Occupation Q3: Uptick in Rights Violations, Increased Infighting Throughout the Summer

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Download the full report here. RIC’s quarterly report on the state of the Turkish occupation in Northern Syria tracks human rights violations and crimes committed by Turkey and Turkish-backed SNA groups in the occupied regions…

Annual Sleeper Cell Report 2021 – Sleeper Cell Attacks Decreased but Security Forces Remained Weary

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Download here. The attack on Sina’a prison in Heseke at the end of January 2022 proved an explosive bookend to 2021, a year that had seen a decline in sleeper cell attacks in Northeast Syria (NES). Though ISIS activity in general stayed…

The Battle of Heseke 2022: Timeline and Analysis

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In Numbers (latest as of Jan 30) as per the SDF Original prison population: 4000 (700 minor) Prisoners surrendered from within the prison and rearrested: 3500 Escaped prisoners rearrested: 100 Escaped prisoners still at large:…