A renewed burst of ISIS activity has rocked northeast Syria in recent weeks, with ISIS operatives refocusing on the Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF), rather than the regime, in a rising wave of coordinated and sophisticated attacks unlike any other witnessed in months. With armed attacks or IED blasts recorded nearly every day in April, dozens of SDF forces have been killed across all regions of Self Administration control and scores of others wounded. With ISIS activities on the rise, the security situation inside the al-Hol detention camp has also progressively deteriorated over the course of the month. Murders, mostly targeting camp residents, continue to be perpetrated using illegal arms that are smuggled in to al-Hol with cooperation from ISIS elements outside, demonstrating both a level of SDF corruption as well as the extent of communication between ISIS operatives inside and outside the camp..
Attached Map: Military Situation in North-East Syria – 27th April 2022