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Introduction Taking over vast areas of province[1], the so-called Islamic State[2] aka ISIL started imposing harsh laws and issuing arbitrary sentences against civilians including summary executions, whipping, and stoning to death which are hudud STJ had earlier published a report, contained lengthy and detailed testimony[3] of a civilian received the hadd penalty for theft for the first time in 2017, in Al Bukamal city, Deir ez-Zor,  as he was punished with amputation of his right hand.  
   On November 8, 2018, the Syrian army troops launched a military operation in As Suwayda eastern Badiya, resulting in the liberation of the remaining hostages who were held by the Islamic State, also known as ISIL, earlier on July 25, 2018 during its bloody attack against As Suwayda. 16 women and children were freed along with bodies of a woman and two children, which were transferred to the Military Hospital in Homs, knowing that they died under suspicious circumstances.       The assault was preceded by intense negotiations during which ISIL...
Sheikh al-Karama Forces[1], a local armed group in As Suwayda, attacked a sit-in demanding the release of the abductees by ISIL, held near the provincial building which they fired and    threatened to raid, they also assaulted a police officer and some of the protesters. Salam Azzam, alias, an activist who witnessed the incident testified to STJ on October 8, 2018: "At 12:00pm, fighters of Sheikh al-Karama Forces stepped out of four vehicles stopped at the provincial building where they assaulted the police officer standing at the...