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In May and early June 2018, Hayat Tahrir al-Sham[1] (HTS) executed two persons and arrested others in Dana city located in Idlib, on charges of links to the Islamic State organization (ISIS). The incident occurred after a series of bombings hit the city, followed by curfew imposed by elements of HTS and the occurrence of other explosions after the curfew, local sources confirmed to STJ. On 19 May, HTS had executed four persons in Idlib city for the same charge and launched a campaign of arrests. STJ published...
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]...
May 31, 2018, the so-called Sawa'id al-Khair /Goodwill Corps[1] affiliated to Hayat Tahrir al-Sham (HTS)[2] decreed a series of laws that significantly restrict the personal freedom of civilians in Idlib city and threatened to hold accountable those violators. The law will begin to run five days after the date of its promulgation, as published by Sawa'id al-Khair apparatus on its official channel in Telegram Application. STJ released a special detailed report in mid-March 2018 on the emergence of Sawa'id al-Khair/Goodwill Corps and shed light on suffering of the locals due to...