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Hayat Tahrir al-Sham (HTS) intensified its security campaign and arrested several persons in Idlib city on charges of being "spies and secret agents in favor of the Syrian regime" after implementing the execution sentence against four persons on the backdrop of the same charge. An eyewitness who resides in Idlib and declined to disclose his name for security purposes said to STJ that eight elements of the security apparatus affiliated to HTS had stormed his house on Sunday evening on May 20, 2018 at 10:00 searching for some wanted people. He added, "they unhinged the...
Preface: On March 16, 2018, twenty-three prisoners escaped from the Gharz prison[1] in Daraa province, which is administered by the Hawran Courthouse, also known as the Dar al-'Adl fi Hawran[2]. Those prisoners had been arrested earlier in 2017, after being charged with murder and belonging to the Islamic State Organization”also known as ISIL”. According to several testimonies obtained by STJ, 18[3] escaped prisoners were caught in late March 2018, while the search for the rest continues. It is also remarkable that it...
Preface: Parallel with the military operations Syrian Democratic Forces /SDF/[1] commenced on November 5, 2016 in order to wrest number of cities and towns of Raqqa province from the grip of the Islamic State Organization/ISIS/[2] and the military attacks carried out by the Syrian government supported by pro-foreign militias (Iraqi, Iranian and Afghan) in Deir ez-Zur, dozens of Yazidi kidnapped young girls and families  succeeded to escape ISIS  captivity and reach areas controlled by the Syrian Democratic Forces/SDF/ and other areas. On  August 3, 2014, ISIS had stormed the majority-Yazidis areas...