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”

The Militarization of Jebel Laylun: Turkish Fortifications in Eastern Afrin

originally published on In an article published on 16 April 2019, Rojava based Hawar News Agency reported on what it called a ‘separation wall’ being constructed along the eastern stretch of the Afrin district. This story was soon picked up by a number of local outlets and activist networks, sparking protests by native inhabitantsContinue reading “The Militarization of Jebel Laylun: Turkish Fortifications in Eastern Afrin”

Recent Work for Syrians for Truth & Justice

Three reports published by Syrians for Truth and Justice I contributed to, covering the murder of AANES Health Authority employees, the bombing of marketplaces in Idlib by Russian and Syrian aircraft, and a look into video allegedly showing civilians killed by Turkish-backed forces…

Ahrar al-Sharqiyah: Additional Information on the Faction and its Founder

Over the course of our investigation into the murder of Kurdish politician Hevrin Khalaf, colleagues of mine at Syrians for Truth and Justice uncovered some interesting details regarding Turkish-backed opposition faction Tajammu‘ Ahrar al-Sharqiyah and its commander…

Murder, Looting, and Displacement: Two Months into Turkey’s Invasion of Eastern Syria

Dubbed “Operation Peace Spring,” Turkey’s most recent intervention into Syria has by now been going on for more than two months. Green-lit by the withdrawal of American troops from the border region, Turkey’s invasion of the country’s northeast seeks to remove Kurdish-led Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF) from the area. Over the course of the offensive,Continue reading “Murder, Looting, and Displacement: Two Months into Turkey’s Invasion of Eastern Syria”