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On December 9, 2017, a patrol affiliated to HTS (formerly al-Nusra Front) arrested two activists, originally from Madaya, in Idlib, while one of them was taking photos of one of the city’s neighborhood, according to a person close to the activists, who refused to disclose his name for private reasons.   In detail, agents affiliated to HTS arrested the media activist Hussam Mahmud, 30, and Hasan Younis, 27, who works with the Syrian Civil Defense organization, and they subsequently disappeared. According to the same source, two days after the incident, other HTS...
Preface: On Tuesday, December 26, 2017, the first batch of trapped patients on “evacuation lists” in Eastern Ghouta, Damascus countryside, was evacuated; it was five cases out of 29, which Syrian government agreed to take them out of Eastern Ghouta in exchange for the release of 29 detainees by the Army of Islam faction[1], including number of civilians detained during the break into Adra O’malia  district in Damascus countryside on December 11, 2013, after number of armed opposition factions[2] carried out a large-scale military operation in the area....
Preface: The media man Mohammed al-Ghazawi has worked on documenting violations committed by the Syrian regular army against civilians since the beginning of the Syrian armed conflict in 2011 without considering that he might be subjected to arrest by one of the armed opposition factions in Daraa province and specifically in Busra al-Sham due to criticism to Shabab Asuna Forces[1]. On December 11, 2017, fighters belonged to Shaba Asuna Forces arrested and threatened to kill Mohammed after compelling him to undress and do actions contrary to morality. They then forced him to...