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Introduction It’s impossible for Ahmed to forget the appalling sight of the bodies thrown near him in the same cell. They were left for days before having a mass burial in the prison yard. That was a horrible experience Ahmed went through during his detention at Aleppo Central Prison in July 2013, witnessing a slaughter of 35 inmates. He couldn’t imagine something like this to happen! On the charge of financing terrorism, Ahmed spent 6 years in custody moving among security branches. That was confirmed to STJ by Ahmed[1] personally: “A...
Preface Syria's army and allies stepped up bombardment on Urem Al-Kubra town[1], Aleppo western countryside, on August 10, 2018, as a suspected Russian warplane carried out three consecutive air raids, dropping two high explosive missiles in each, on a densely residential neighborhood, houses large numbers of IDPs, which resulted in at least 37 deaths, including 19 documented children, and more than 70 injuries, all of whom are civilians, since the area is free of any military presence, according to several testimonies obtained by STJ. These unprecedented violent attacks razed about 15 houses to the...
Introduction The Syrian regular forces and their allies continued their military attacks against towns and cities of Idlib province during July 2018 and June ahead of that. On July 10, 11, and 12, 2018 the Syrian regular warplanes targeted towns and cities of the western countryside of Idlib such as Rami, Orom al-Joz, Bani Ezz Church, and Jisr al-Shughour countryside, causing the death and injury of many civilians as well as leaving material damage to property. The field researcher of STJ said the violent attacks came a day after a military offensive...