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Coronavirus crisis in North and East Syria: 22 April update

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 the autonomous region at extreme risk from coronavirus. With the World Health Organization (WHO) refusing to support […]

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Coronavirus crisis in North and East Syria: briefing

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 the autonomous region at extreme risk from coronavirus. With the World Health Organization (WHO) refusing to support […]

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Syria’s isolated Kurds wait and worry as coronavirus threat grows

Original article, by The National, on April 6, 2020 As the number of coronavirus cases in Syria increases, strained ties with the government and restrictions on aid into the north-east have left the Kurdish-led administration unprepared for an outbreak. The Autonomous Administration of North East Syria took control of the region amid the civil war […]

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Syria’s Kurds Brace For Coronavirus Amidst Tensions With Turkey

Original Article, by The National Interest, on March 26, 2020 Turkish-backed rebels reopened a pumping station in Northeast Syria on Thursday, restoring clean water to hundreds of thousands of Syrians in a region unprepared for the coronavirus pandemic. Northeast Syria has been split between Turkish-backed and Kurdish-led forces since a Turkish invasion in October. A […]

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Is Syria unable, or unwilling, to fend off Iran coronavirus contagion?

Original Article by Al-Monitor, March 25 2020 The UN special envoy for Syria has called for “a complete, immediate nationwide ceasefire to enable an all out-out effort to suppress COVID-19,” warning that Syrians are “acutely vulnerable” to the global pandemic. Geir Pedersen’s call on Tuesday followed the Syrian government’s announcement of its first case of novel […]

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Kurdish-led northeast under lockdown as Syria announces first coronavirus case

Original Article, by Al Monitor, on March 23 2020 The Kurdish-led autonomous administration in northeast Syria announced a lockdown in the broad swath of territory under its control today, just hours after the Syrian government confirmed its first case of the coronavirus. The autonomous administration has declared a two-week curfew. It said in a statement […]

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Kurdish-led administration in northern Syria ill-prepared for coronavirus outbreak

Original article by Kurdistan 24, March 15, 2020 The Kurdish-led Autonomous Administration of North and East of Syria (AANES) is poorly prepared for the coronavirus crisis due to an already overtaxed and fragile health system that has no testing facilities, according to international organizations and experts. On Saturday, local authorities announced the closure of schools […]

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AP – US-backed Syrian forces raid camp of IS families, arrest 9

Original article by Sarah El Deeb and Lolita C. Baldor in AP 28 March 2021 BEIRUT (AP) — Thousands of Kurdish-led forces, with assistance from the U.S.-led coalition, launched a military operation Sunday at a sprawling camp in northeast Syria, in a new effort to identify and arrest Islamic State militants and tamp down escalating […]

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National Interest – Beware the Women of ISIS

Original article by Emily Przyborowski in National Interest 2 April 2021 The female cadres of ISIS are now poised to expand as a result of a new generation of extremists now being incubated in Syria’s assorted refugees camps. Less than two years after the destruction of its proto-state in Iraq and Syria, the world’s most […]

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GIWPS – How COVID-19 Underscores the Urgent Need to Repatriate Women and Children from Northeast Syria Camps

Original Article by Agathe Christien, Emma Jouenne and Elena Scott-Kakures, Georgetown GIWPS, 09 December, 2020 It has become urgent to repatriate women and children from Northeast Syria camps as COVID-19 is rapidly spreading in Syria. Following the fall of Baghuz in March 2019 – the last ISIS-controlled territory in the country – more than 10,000 […]

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Sheikh Maqsud Council member: “You cannot separate Sheikh Maqsud from Aleppo. We have to cooperate.”

Sheikh Maqsud is a unique enclave within Aleppo, one of the oldest and most populous cities in Syria. Aleppo is under Syrian Government control, but the majority-Kurdish Sheikh Maqsud and Ashrafiya neighborhoods retain autonomy and ties to the Autonomous Administration of North and East Syria. Within the tumults of the civil war Sheikh Maqsud gained […]