Three Years Later: Afrin under Occupation

“I say to you all that I did not feel my release for a single moment… because I left from a small jail to a large jail which is the homeland… Our homeland is a jail now.” These words were contained in a Facebook post shared a week and a half ago by Dr. RiyadhContinue reading “Three Years Later: Afrin under Occupation”

Afrin 360: Street View user uploads to Google Maps

While Google Maps’ stitched-image street view coverage does not include Syria, users have been able to upload geotagged 360-degree panoramas using supported devices since 2012. Most of these images have been uploaded from locations in the country’s major cities, particularly along the coast. In Afrin, several dozen such panoramas exist on Google Maps, shared byContinue reading “Afrin 360: Street View user uploads to Google Maps”

On SETA’s Deleted ‘The Syrian National Army’ Report

Bu metin Dünyadan Çeviri tarafından Türkçeye çevrilmiştir. On November 18, Turkish think tank SETA published a report written by research assistant Ömer Özkizilcik titled “The Syrian National Army.” This work was reportedly based on field research and a survey of Syrian National Army (SNA) fighters conducted by the author. After Twitter users highlighted that someContinue reading “On SETA’s Deleted ‘The Syrian National Army’ Report”

SNA mercenaries in Azerbaijan: the Visual Evidence

Bu metin Dünyadan Çeviri tarafından Türkçeye çevrilmiştir. In late September 2020, unconfirmed reports began to circulate on social media alleging that members of the Syrian National Army (SNA), Turkey’s proxy forces in northern Syria, had been sent to Azerbaijan. Initially, as there was no definitive evidence and there appeared little reason for Turkey to sendContinue reading “SNA mercenaries in Azerbaijan: the Visual Evidence”

Contributions to STJ, Summer 2020

Front Lines Aflame: Crop Fires Ravage Syria’s Jazirah Region, Scorching Fields and Destroying Harvests Syrians for Truth and Justice, 24 August 2020. -Investigated reports and open sourced information relating to crop fires along the frontlines of Tel Tamer, researched information relating to grain harvesting in northeastern Syria, and wrote the majority of this report, integratingContinue reading “Contributions to STJ, Summer 2020”