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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...
Introduction Three children killed and six others injured when an improvised explosive device exploded in al-Jisr al-Abyad area located west of al-Hasakah city on May 2, 2018. According to many testimonies obtained by STJ, the improvised explosive device was one of the remnants of the Islamic State of Iraq and al-Sham (ISIS) after it left the region and the Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF) controlled it in 2015. STJ's field researcher stated that the explosion occurred while nine children were looking at the dump for anything they could sell. He...
Preface: Thousands of children in Syria face serious violations of their rights, including sexual violence in detention centers and other places, killing, recruitment and using them frequently in military operations fighting in the ranks of Syrian conflict parties. In response to Security Council resolutions concerning children and armed conflict, including Resolution No. 2225 (2015), the Secretary-General of the United Nations is requested to report annually on children and armed conflict issues. In his latest report, issued on August 24, 2017, the Secretary-General stated that incidents of children recruitment...