The wheat harvest is starting in northeast Syria amidst a regional drought. Local farmers expect very poor yields, which will have dire consequences as nearly 60% of Syrians are already food insecure.
Turkey’s blocking of the Euphrates River water flow threatens northeast Syria with multiple short- and long-term disasters
Coalition bombings and IS attacks decimated Raqqa city’s infrastructure, including bridges. With bridges sitting in disrepair, Raqqa’s residents suffer from a transportation crisis.
The province contains 134 bridges and crossings. Some 66 of these were completely or partially destroyed by international coalition bombings or IS attacks.
Ain Issa: SDF caught between military confrontation with Ankara and submission to Damascus’s demands
The latest negotiations between the Kurdish-dominated Autonomous Administration of North and East Syria (AA) and Damascus have reached an impasse.
In 2015, Ismail al-Jouri lost his hand to a landmine in northern Raqqa. Three years ago he started playing with the village soccer team; and it changed his life.
Despite its limited scope, the Tal al-Samen operation is the first operation by Hurras al-Din outside of its main area of operation in the countryside of Idlib.
Will new reforms be enough to quell discontent within the Autonomous Administration? The promised reforms include “local elections” across AA areas within a year.
Recent moves by the Autonomous Administration to placate Arab tribes are a positive step for stability in northeast Syria–but will it be enough?
Despite promising to end the use of child soldiers in 2014, the SDF has continued to recruit and use child soldiers.