Dozens of homes surrounding the al-Sinaa prison in Hasakah city were demolished in the wake of a major Islamic State attack in January 2022. Nearly two years later, homeowners have not been compensated despite AANES promises.
Women returning to Raqqa from the al-Hol detention camp face major challenges as they seek to turn the page on their past. While they describe themselves as victims, some of their neighbors still view them as part of the Islamic State.
In the aftermath of the Islamic State attack on al-Sinaa prison, Hasakah residents are grappling with the fighting’s humanitarian fallout and worrying about the future.
In the year marking a decade of the Syrian uprising-turned-conflict, regional normalization efforts with Damascus gained steam while the two stalemates in the northeast and the northwest seem to have settled in a fragile stability.