Although the conscription policy imposed by the SDF in areas of its control was the direct incentive of protests in Syria’s northern city of Manbij last week, public discontent can be traced back to more deeply rooted drivers that threaten the northeast in general.
While the regime and its allies seek to legitimize Bashar al-Assad’s rule through the upcoming presidential elections, key players in southern Syria stress its lack of credibility.
The province contains 134 bridges and crossings. Some 66 of these were completely or partially destroyed by international coalition bombings or IS attacks.
Shop owners in Old Homs are forced to reopen their stores or face legally-baseless seizures by the regime.
Out of around 664,000 Syrian refugees in Jordan registered with the UNHCR, approximately 26,000 people, or 3.5%, have disabilities
In March and with no explanation, the Syrian regime closed four of the five crossings with the Kurdish-dominated AANES-administered areas, resulting in a spike in the prices of essential commodities in northeast Syria.
The Assad regime, characterized by corruption and brutality, paves the way for a growing forgery market for individuals to seize other Syrians’ properties illegally.
Whether abuses against Syrians in Turkey are exaggerated or not by the media, they have to develop a new integration strategy based on interaction with the Turkish opposition parties.
Over the course of the war, internal and external factors have led to the erosion of the Free Syrian Army that was once the protector of civilians against the Assad regime forces.
Since the start of the Syrian revolution in March 2011, hundreds of thousands have been killed, arrested or forcibly disappeared by the Assad regime, and almost half of Syria's pre-war population has been displaced.