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On the evening of October 26, 2018, three children, three women and a civilian man died and others were injured in the Syrian regular forces shelling of a village in southern Idlib, according to testimonies obtained by Syrians for Truth and Justice/STJ. The shelling followed the Russian-Turkish Sochi deal,[1] which provides for the cession of violence and the establishment of a demilitarized zone. On October 27, 2018, Jaber al-Bakri, director of the Al-Tamanah Media Center, told STJ that the Syrian regular forces, stationed at the Abu al-Duhur village...
On October 19, 2018, relief worker Alaa Elaiwi, accompanied by a young man, who was also kidnapped, managed to escape his kidnappers 32 days after his abduction and exposure to severe torture by unidentified men, according to the testimony he provided to Syrians for Truth and Justice/STJ. On October 24, Alaa Elaiwi, a relief worker, narrated to STJ the details of his kidnapping:  “After I was kidnapped, while performing a task in the village of Sahyan, southern rural Idlib, the kidnappers transported me to the village of Maar Dibsah near Saraqib...
On October 21, 2018, three persons died, including a child, and 14 others were injured, among whom was a woman, as a car bomb exploded in the al-Qusour neighborhood, Idlib city. While the blast took place near a building of the Salvation Government, affiliated with Hayat Tahrir al-Sham/HTS, no side has so far adopted the bombing.  On October 22, 2018, the Idlib-based Ahmad Rahal, a local activist who bore witness to the blast’s very outset, told Syrians for Truth and Justice/STJ, the following:  “At noon, a Pickup booby-trapped vehicle, probably a...