The Shammar tribe in North and East Syria

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“The Shammar is not just a traditional tribe; a big part of the tribe is involved in politics”. The late Sheikh Hamidi talking with SDF General Commander Mazloum Abdi. The Shammar is AANES’ closest ally amongst the Arab tribes in…

Testimonios del ataque de “doble toque” de Turquía en Teqil Beqil

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El RIC se desplazó a Derik para entrevistar a los testigos del ataque de "doble toque" turco en Teqil Beqil. 5 personas testificaron y contaron sus recuerdos de la noche. Lea sus testimonios traducidos y sin editar: Descargar aqui …

Témoignages de la double frappe de la Turquie contre Teqil Beqil

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RIC s'est rendu à Derik pour s'entretenir avec des témoins de la double frappe turque à Teqil Beqil. 5 personnes ont témoigné et raconté leurs souvenirs de la nuit. Lisez leurs témoignages traduits, non édités : Télécharger le…

Witness Testimonies from Turkey’s Double-Tap Attack on Teqil Beqil

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RIC went to Derik to talk with witnesses of Turkey's double-tap strike in Teqil Beqil. 5 people gave their testimonies and recounted their memories of the night. Read their translated testimonies, unedited: Download the document here

Newroz Ahmed, Commander of the Syrian Democratic Forces: “The SDF is Ready for Possible Attacks”

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Throughout the fall of 2021 Turkey threatened a new invasion into North and East Syria. As of mid-November the threats abated and it became clear that no such invasion would take place in the absence of greenlights from the US and Russia…

“Our main objective is to develop autonomous local structures” – Agid Brahim, Federation of Wounded Individuals

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A worker at the only prosthesis factory of North and East Syria The war against ISIS, but also the recurring Turkish invasions in North and East Syria have left tens of thousands of fighters and civilians injured and long-term disabled.…

The Anti-Terror Trial System in NES

Interview with Sîpan Ahmed (name changed), prosecutor at the People’s Defense Court of Qamishlo. The People’s Defense Courts are in charge of trying crimes related to terrorism - mostly, though not exclusively, related to ISIS…

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

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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…

US Special Envoy for Syria Joel Rayburn: US “ready to use sanctions” to prevent Turkish attack on NES

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Mr. Rayburn has just replaced James Jeffrey as the US Special Envoy for Syria following Mr. Jeffrey's retirement Rojava Information Center put questions to the U.S. State Department’s incoming Special Envoy for Syria, Joel Rayburn, during…

“Our aim is that these women open their minds” – Roj Camp management on transfers from Al-Hol

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Recently, around forty families have been transferred from Al-Hol camp to the much smaller Roj camp (with less than 2000 inhabitants as compared to around 70,000 in Al-Hol). RIC visited Roj Camp and talked to Nura Abdo, head of camp management.…