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National Interest – Bashar al-Assad is struggling for influence in North and East Syria

Original op-ed by RIC’s Thomas McClure, The National Interest, 29 October 2020. The October 2019 ‘deal’ between the Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF) and Bashar al-Assad’s Syrian Government was poorly-understood from the outset. Foreign press and NGO staff scrambled for the border as irrational panic spread about an instantaneous return of Damascus control to the Kurdish-led […]


France24 – Kurds to allow IS-linked Syria families to quit Al-Hol camp

Syria’s Kurds are to allow thousands of Syrians including families of Islamic State group fighters to leave a squalid and over-populated camp they run, a top official said Monday. Remaining “Syrian nationals will leave Al-Hol camp and only foreigners will remain,” said Riyad Derar, co-chair of the Syrian Democratic Council (SDC), political wing of the […]


Fair Observer – How the US Can Win Back Clout in Syria

The humanitarian crisis in northeastern Syria is well documented. Nonetheless, despite the devastation that has occurred and the likely peril that is soon to come, pleas from aid groups, journalists and refugees have not been enough to move policymakers to take action. One reason for this is that because the underlying causes of this crisis […]


al-Monitor – COVID-19 cases increasingly rapidly in northeast Syria

COVID-19 cases are increasing rapidly in northeast Syria. The war-torn region is susceptible to an outbreak due to the effects of recent conflicts and the closure of an aid crossing in January.  Coronavirus cases have increased significantly in August in northeast Syria. There were 327 total cases in the area as of Aug. 21, according […]


Al-Monitor – Turkey starves Syria’s northeast of water as virus death toll mounts

The outcry over Turkey’s continued disruption of potable water supplies to the Hasakeh region of northeast Syria is growing louder. Humanitarian aid agencies and officials in the autonomous administration in northeast Syria say that Turkey is putting hundreds of thousands of lives at risk through its actions in the midst of the COVID-19 pandemic and soaring summer temperatures. Some 89 […]


Detektor – Potvrđeni prvi slučajevi koronavirusa u sirijskom kampu u kojem su žene i djeca iz BiH

Iz Svjetske zdravstvene organizacije (WHO) su naveli da “ne postoje potvrđeni slučajevi COVID-a 19 među stanovnicima kampa”. “Sedam je slučajeva prijavljeno među medicinskim radnicima, ali oni su inficirani izvan kampa, odnosno u zdravstvenim ustanovama u gradu Hasaka”, rekao je Tarik Jašarević, glasnogovornik WHO-a. Iz organizacije Save the Children su za BIRN BiH kazali da nisu […]


Interview: “When COVID-19 does arrive, these water cuts will kill people” – Sara Montinaro from Kurdish Red Crescent

Sara Montinaro, project manager at Kurdish Red Crescent, explains the water situation in Heseke after the latest cut-off of Allouk water station which is under Turkish occupation. She was interviewed on 11 July 2020. We are here to face an emergency related to drinking water distribution. There is a huge crisis. After two days of […]