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      Fleeing their homes by the severe fighting during August and early September, the majority of internally displaced people/IDPs, returned to their towns and villages in northern rural Hama and southern rural Idlib after a de-militarized zone agreement[1] reached on September 17, 2018.       Rayan al-Ahmad, the field coordinator in the Response Coordination Group, told STJ on Sep 21 that 70% of the 100,000 IDPs, 30,000 of whom documented by name, who fled rural Hama and Idlib between August 14 and September 10, have returned home. Al-Ahmad added that part of IDPs...
      Local council of Ariha town, filed a lawsuit against Suqour al-Sham militants being raided by them on Monday Sep. 17, 2018 because of an earlier misunderstanding.   An eyewitness[1] testified to STJ on Sep. 18, 2018: "Members of the council were meeting humanitarian organizations delegates when an armed man called M.H accompanied by four other heavily armed men, stormed the building at 1:00 pm. They asked the attendants to leave in order to shut down the and when we refused the insulted us and drew their guns and...
More than 500 pot-hunters were given the green light for conducting excavations in Kafriya and al-Fu'ah villages, Idlib countryside, during August 2018, after being taken over by armed opposition and jihadist groups, including Hay’at Tahrir al-Sham-HTS[1], Ahrar al-Sham al-Islamiyya Movement[2], and Suqour al-Sham Brigade[3], under an agreement[4] concluded with the Regime and its allies on July 18, 2018. HTS conditioned to get half of the findings’ sale price, however, many eyewitnesses reported that no worthy archaeological objects were found during...