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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...
Introduction  Attacks on medical facilities and workers in Syria’s north and west increased during August 2018, as on August 30, 2018, the head doctor of the Surgical Specialist Hospital in Idlib city "Hussam Dubais" was abducted by unknown masked men from the building where he lives and been took to an unknown location, where he was tortured and brutally beaten before being released after two hours. On August 2, 2018, heavily armed militias of the Hay'at Tahrir al-Sham/HTS stormed the Uday al-Hussein hospital in Saraqib city, and assaulted members of the medical staff,...
     Syrian regular forces and security services continue to arrest and recruit young men from southern Damascus, to drag them into Idlib’s upcoming battle, in violation of the so-called "settlement/reconciliation agreement" signed between the two after the Regime forces’ full control over the entire region in May 2018.      Qais al-Shami[1], a media activist, told STJ on 11 September 2018, that the security service agents of Palestine Branch[2] at "Sidi Meqdad" checkpoint arrested some 30 youths, from all southern Damascus areas for unknown reasons, between 15 May...