Update: Coronavirus crisis in North and East Syria – October 2020

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Our latest monthly update on the coronavirus crisis in North and East Syria finds: October sees as many deaths and twice as many cases as rest of year combinedExponential growth through September and October with daily cases increasing…

Neues Deutschland – Amnestie in Rojava

Original Article by Von Sebastian Bähr, Neues Deutschland, 16 October 2020 Die Autonomieverwaltung Nord- und Ostsyriens hat eine umfassende Amnestie für inhaftierte Unterstützer des »Islamischen Staates« (IS) sowie für ihre Familien…

Providence – The Untold Story of Syrian Kurdish Christians

Original Article by Nadine Maenza and David Alton, Providence, 12 October 2020 “We feel forgotten and abandoned sometimes. The world does not know much about the challenges and difficulties that face us. All countries in the region do…

Globalist – Rapimenti, stupri, torture: così Erdogan combatte le partigiane curde

Original Article by Umberto De Giovannageli, Globablist, 11 October 2020 Un anno fa erano le eroine da “esibire” nei salotti mediatici o sulle copertine di riviste patinate. Per la loro bellezza, prim’ancora che per la loro determinazione…

Translation: General amnesty for prisoners in North and East Syria – AANES resolution

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The Justice Council of North and East Syria has announced an amnesty for prisoners, and is working on another amnesty for Syrian residents of Hol Camp Many prisoners in North and East Syria will be released via a general amnesty or have…

Haaretz – The World Celebrated Kurdish Women’s Fight Against ISIS. Now It’s Silent as They’re Raped and Tortured

Original Article by Shaina Oppenheimer, Haaretz, 10 October 2020 A year has passed since Kurdish politician Hevrin Khalaf was murdered along a highway in northeastern Syria, the 34-year-old dragged by her hair, beaten and shot to death by…

Database: Former ISIS members now part of Turkish-backed forces in Sere Kaniye and Tel Abyad

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Download the full report here. It's one year since Turkey launched its devastating 'Peace Spring' operation, green-lit by Donald Trump and primarily targeting the Kurds in North and East Syria. The invasion displaced an initial wave…

Report: Counter-ISIS raids and attacks in Hol Camp increase as amnesty for ISIS-linked women announced

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Body of an Iraqi refugee, shot dead by ISIS sleeper cells active within Hol Camp Key Points - Rate of anti-ISIS raids increases 118% (11, 24) in response to demand by local communities - 4 raids took place in Hol Camp, plus 6 attacks…

Fox News – Assad’s future and the Syrian Civil War could hinge on the US presidential election

Original Article by Hollie McKay, Fox News, 02 October 2020 For almost 10 years, Syrian President Bashar al-Assad has presided over a country that has been brought bitterly to its knees. More than half a million people have died…

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

Original Article by AFP, France24, 06 October 2020 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…