First COVID-19 case among residents reported in Syrian IS camp

Three health workers in the notorious al-Hol camp also tested positive for the coronavirus last week.

Al-Monitor Staff | Islamic State | Aug 10, 2020
al-monitor Kurdish fighters watch over women inside the Kurdish-run al-Hol camp for the displaced in the Hasakah governorate in northeastern Syria on Jan. 14, 2020, at the section reserved for Iraqis and Syrians. Photo by Photo by DELIL SOULEIMAN/AFP via Getty Images.

Islamic State's ‘Beatles’ could finally face justice for alleged role in beheading Americans

Following a phone call with Attorney General William Barr, the parents of Americans killed by the Islamic State (IS) are hopeful two IS detainees will face justice.

Elizabeth Hagedorn | Islamic State | Aug 10, 2020

Health workers in Syrian camp for ISIS families test positive for COVID-19

Humanitarians warn that poor conditions in the camp put it at great risk for an outbreak of the virus. These are the first known cases there.

Al-Monitor Staff | Islamic State | Aug 6, 2020

Full-fledged military escalation looms large in Idlib

Developments in southern Idlib suggest that a five-month truce could soon come to an end with a fresh regime offensive to capture Syria’s last rebel stronghold.

Metin Gurcan | Idlib | Aug 6, 2020

State Department remains concerned by Turkey’s proxy fighters in northern Syria

Turkey-allied fighters have faced widespread accusations of arbitrary detentions, extrajudicial killings and other abuses in northern Syria.

Elizabeth Hagedorn | Turkish-Kurdish conflict | Aug 5, 2020