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Introduction: On June 8, 2018, at least 50 persons were killed, including women and children, and up to 80 injured following an aerial bombardment of a residential neighborhood in Zardana town located in Idlib countryside. According to numerous testimonies obtained by STJ, a warplane believed to be Russian had carried out two airstrikes on the Southern district of the town, dropping four vacuum rockets at one batch during each raid and thus increasing the number of civilian casualties and wounded. According to the field researcher of STJ, bombarding the southern...
Introduction: During June and May 2018, Idlib province saw a remarkable increase of killings and abductions of civilians, as well as explosions that claimed lives of many of them. Insecurity and theproliferation of weapons  contributed in increasing such incidents in addition to the absence of  inspection operations on the entrances of cities and towns of Idlib province. Idlib province currently witnesses remarkable instability regarding the security situation, making civilians feel fear and insecure so that they called streets of the province "death roads" due to the increase of killings and...
Four doctors were kidnapped by persons unknown in Idlib Governorate, besides one by Hay'at Tahrir al-Sham/HTS[1] during April and June 2018. Several medical institutions suspended their work in protest against abusing and targeting medical personnel in the governorate. The Security and Safety Department officer of the Free Idlib Health Directorate, "Safwat Shaikhouni", in an interview with STJ, said that four doctor kidnappings carried out by unidentified armed bands were recorded.  Dr. Najdat Sallat was kidnapped from Binnish city on April 28, 2018 and was then released on May 3, 2018 without conditions,...