Summary Report: Turkey’s attacks on North and East Syria (NES) 22 November 2022

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RIC's new summary report covers the latest developments within Turkey's bombardment of NES, including recent drone strikes and targeting of basic infrastructure. Download the report here

Turkey’s Aerial Assault on North and East Syria – 19/20 November 2022

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RIC's summary report covers the key events within Turkey's recent aerial bombardment of NES on the 19th and 20th of November 2022. Download the report here.  

October Sleeper Cell Report – quiet inside al-Hol camp, while ISIS targets AANES-affiliated individuals outside

SDF arrest an ISIS militant in al-Sabha, Deir ez-Zor. Key Points 22 sleeper cell attacks, one fewer than September. 5 military personnel and 8 civilians were killed, down from 19 and 10 respectively in September. 11 raids saw 29…

Jóvenes promesas: Una introducción al sistema universitario del NES

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Descargar Ante la guerra y el aislamiento regional, la Administración Autónoma del Norte y Este de Siria (AANES) ha construido en su territorio una red de universidades para rivalizar con las instituciones de producción de conocimiento…

September Sleeper Cell Report – information gained through ‘Operation Humanity and Security’ helps SDF uncover huge ISIS weapons cache

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SDF anti-terror units conduct a raid in Heseke. Key points ‘Operation Humanity and Security’ concluded in al-Hol camp, with a further 105 arrests, following on from the 121 people already arrested during the operation in August.  …

Young and Promising: An Introduction to the NES University System

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In the face of war and regional isolation, the Autonomous Administration of North and East Syria (AANES) has constructed a network of universities on its territory in order to rival the knowledge-production institutions of the Syrian government.…

August Sleeper Cell Report: rising threat level in Hol camp prompts ‘Operation Humanity and Security’

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Asayish during 'Operation Humanity and Security'. The ongoing ‘Operation Humanity and Security’ in Hol camp yielded 121 arrests in the month of August. Outside of Hol camp, sleeper cell attacks and casualties increased slightly…

The SNA Encyclopedia: A Guide to the Turkish Proxy Militias

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Download the full report here. This report is a compilation of open-source information about the current state of the SNA militias active in the Turkish-occupied territories of Syria (as of August 2022). It updates the already existing…

July Sleeper Cell Report: Low Number of Attacks, Major Events

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A major Asayish raid on the 22nd in Hol camp yielded at least 19 arrests. Security forces remain on high alert over a possible attack on the camp despite low number of murders this month.   Sleeper cell attacks down from June;…

The Syrian National Army: The Turkish Proxy Militias of Northern Syria

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Download the full report here. The Syrian National Army (SNA) was established in late 2017, composed mainly of Turkmen factions. It grew into a kaleidoscope of militias, including former Free Syrian Army (FSA) militias, armed groups from…