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      Syrian security forces still prevent Eastern Ghouta young men from leaving accommodation centers, established during the last military campaign[1] against Eastern Ghouta in March 2018, besides investigating and arresting dozens, according to testimonies obtained by STJ.       Eastern Ghouta IDPs are distributed on seven accommodation centers in Damascus and its surroundings, which are supervised mainly by the Air Force Intelligence Branch agents along with forces affiliated to other security services including the Military Intelligence and the Political Security Directorates. There are: 8,000 IDPs in the “schools center”, Adra, 19,000 in...
Having taken control over Douma, the last rebel-held town in the eastern Ghouta[1] on April 8, 2018, pro-government forces took many arbitrary measures against civilians there, as they arrested young men, in contravention of an agreement conducted with Jaish al Islam on April 8, 2018[2], and they even offend the dead who fall in the latest fierce offensive[3]. The well-known “Al-Sindiyana Cemetery”, in Douma, was being bulldozed by Regime forces, from mid-June until July 20, 2018, in order to get rid of the bodies buried there after...
The Syrian regular forces arrested several persons, including women, from Eastern Ghouta in Damascus countryside who returned from Northern Syria to Eastern Ghouta after getting guarantees of non-exposure from the officials responsible for the "reconciliation file" in case they return. One of the arrested died in prison and his body was delivered to his family, according to testimonies came by STJ. Osama al-Omari, an activist from Eastern Ghouta who resides in al-Bab city located in Aleppo countryside, said in an interview with STJ on August 12, 2018, that they documented the arrest of 19...