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At least 21 civilians, being women and children, from the al-Sweida province, predominantly inhabited by the Druze sect, were kidnapped  in conjunction with the recent military attacks launched by the organization that calls itself The Islamic State, also known as ISIS, against several villages in al-Sweida on July 25, 2018, which had resulted in the death of at least 240 persons, being civilians or armed individuals from the "Domestic Protection Groups" and the injury of 170 others in a non-final outcome. Shadi Sa'eb, the journalist and the activist who resides in al-Sweida, said in...
On July 25, 2018, at least 50 persons, including women and children, were killed and dozens injured- in a preliminary toll death- as a result of suicide bombings and blasts that targeted sporadic areas in the predominantly-Druze al-Sweida province located south of Syria. The organization that called itself "the Islamic State" known as ISIS declared responsibility of the attacks, which coincided with its ground military offensive against villages located north of the province.  Dalia Hamza[1], the local activist who lives in al-Sweida city, said in an interview with STJ on July...
Introduction Mines and explosive remnants of war (ERW) pose a pressing danger to civilians, especially the children. In June 2018, three children were injured with wounds of varying degrees following the detonation of several explosive remnants of war (ERW) in the Autonomous Administration-controlled Ras al-Ayn/Sari Kani city and its countryside[1].  On June 28, 2018, a 9-year-old kid was injured due to the explosion of a hand grenade near Ras al-Ayn/Sari Kani, preceded by another incident on June 19, 2018, when two other children were injured due to the explosion of a...