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Preface: Violations against media men and journalists in northern and southern Syria increased significantly during April and May 2018, where on Thursday May 17, 2018, unidentified assailants assassinated the media activist Ibrahim al-Manjar, by shooting him near his home in Saida town, in Daraa eastern countryside, under the control of the Syrian armed opposition. Many eyewitnesses told STJ that “ISIL” is likely to be behind that assassination. On May 17, 2018, "Alaa al-Abdullah", director of the Media Institute at Idlib University, was arrested by members of Hay'at Tahrir al-Sham/HTS[1]...
Introduction: February 11, 2017, ISIS arrested both Soud al-Houtaimi and his friend in Abu Kamal[1] city located in Deir az-Zor. After 119-days arrest, ISIS organization condemned them of theft and assault on an element of ISIS and amputated their hand. "fear Allah and repent to him, now your hands will be amputated",  those were the expression that stuck in Soud's mind, as he narrated to STJ, because it was the last statement addressed to Soud al-Houtaimi and his friend Ahad ash-Sheikh, prior to implementing the theft penalty code; this code states...
Introduction: The frequency of murders and assassinations against civilians throughout Daraa province and its countryside has increased dramatically during April 2018. Insecurity and the proliferation of weapons contributed significantly in increasing such cases, as well as the lull in military operations between Syrian regular forces and Syrian armed opposition factions following the conclusion of de-escalation zone agreement[1] on July 9, 2017. According to STJ's field researcher, the killing incidents that spread throughout Daraa province had different causes. Some of them were unintentionally and randomly, others were due to...