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Preface: The Higher Education Council of the Salvation Government continued closing down Aleppo Free University[1] in ad-Dana and Sarmada towns located in the northern countryside of Idlib, following issuing a decision to suspend permanence from January 6, 2018 to January 14, 2018. The decision denied thousands of students to access their education and pushed them to receive lectures in the open. According to Syrians for Truth and Justice/STJ reporter, the decision was justified by the campaign of frequent shelling on several areas, cities and towns in the northern countryside of...
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...
We, the undersigned civil organizations, condemn the arrest of activists Amjad al-Maleh, Hussam Mahmoud, Hassan Younis and Bakr Younis in the city of Idlib in early December 2017. We declare our solidarity with the detainees and our support them until their release. The four are prominent activists in their area and had a wide impact in exposing abuses by Syrian government forces and the Lebanese militia Hezbollah during the siege of Madaya. At a time when there was a siege on the city, these activists contributed to broadcasting the situation to outside and support to civilians...