RIC researcher in interview with BBC

Chloe Troadec spokes to Joseph Shephard, BBC Radio, about current situation in Deir-ez-Zor region, Feb 21, 2019

Bulletin: North East Syria updates 10 - 17.02.2019

Key events: ISIS’ physical caliphate reduced to last few hundred square meters, not eradicated yet due to civilian presence: Read more ISIS sleeper cell attacks on the increase across North East Syria: Read more more than 1000 ISIS members…

'Taking their last breath': IS hides among Syrian civilians - ITV News, UK

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Original article by ITV, 17 Feb, 2019 see more on twitter @rojavaic From a self-proclaimed caliphate that once spread across much of Syria and Iraq, the Islamic State group has been knocked back to a speck of land on the countries' shared…

Interview with SDF spokesperson Mustafa Bali

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about the on-going fights in Baghouz to Rojava Information Center, Feb 12, 2019 Update on the situation in Baghouz? Is it true there’s only 1KM² left? Now, the war in Baghouz can be described as taking place in a very limited space.…

Statement from SDF commander about final operation against ISIS

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Adnan Afrin, commander in charge of final operation in Baghuz to Rojava Information Center, 14 Feb, 2019 Adnan Arif, SDF commander “There are civilians now surrendering to SDF, civilians who were living in ISIS territory. The civilians…

Isis fighters surrounded in ‘tent city’ in Syria as final offensive imminent - The Independent, UK

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Original article by Richard Hall, Independent, Feb 15, 2019 SDF forces return across the Syrian desert after a long day fighting the last remnants of ISIS - Twitter @rojavaic The Isis caliphate has been reduced to a few dozen tents in…

Syria, an Italian photographer injured in Deir Ezzor - The Post Internazionale, Italy

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Original article by Futura D'Aprile, The Post Internazionale, Italy Immagine di repertorio Gabriele Micalizzi si trovava nella zona per documentare l'offensiva delle forze curdo-arabe contro l'Isis: le sue condizioni non sembrano gravi. Un…

Italian photographer hurt in Syria - ANSA, Italy

Original article by ANSA, Italy, Feb 11, 2019 (ANSA) - Rome, February 11 - An Italian photographer has been hurt in a battle at Syria's last ISIS bastion and is already returning to Italy, sources said Monday.Milan-born Gabriele Micalizzi,…

Bulletin: North East Syria updates 4 - 10.02.2019

Rojava's residents will be celebrating the defeat of ISIS soon, but they face an uncertain future Key events:- Final assault launched on ISIS pocket south of Deir-Ez-Zor, following evacuation of 20,000 civilians in recent weeks:  Read…

In northern Syria, volunteers are trying to establish an independent media center - Neues Deutschland, Germany

Original article by Gamze Kafar, Neues Deutschland, Feb 10, 2019. Im Osten Syriens kämpfen die Syrischen Demokratischen Kräfte (SDF) gegen die letzten Bastionen des »Islamischen Staates«. Wie immer in diesem Krieg ist es für internationale…