Human rights journalism

On various charges, Hayat Tahrir al-Sham/HTS conducted arrests against no less than 38 persons, including civilians, a number of whom are women. Lately, it also arrested persons belonging to armed opposition groups in Idlib province, some of whom were released, while the destiny of a number of civilian detainees remains unknown to the date this report was written, according to testimonies obtained by Syrians for Truth and Justice/STJ. STJ’s field researchers in Idlib province monitored several of the arrests witnessed by the region in December 2018 and November 2019, undertaken against six civilians, two...
In the period between December 4, 2018 and January 10, 2019, the Hay'at Tahrir al-Sham/HTS[1] has militarily controlled the full range of Idlib province in Syria’s north, except for the two cities of Ariha and Maarrat al-Nu'man. It also, militarily, took over cities and towns in western rural Aleppo and northern rural Hama, following the military clashes that involved it and armed opposition groups, namely the “Ahrar al-Sham al-Islamiyya” movement and the “Nour al-Din al-Zenki” faction.  These clashes ended with the opposition faction’s dissolving themselves in the regions they lost and...
Up to two hundred internally displaced families suffer the lack of life’s basic needs in a camp they erected near their city of al-Lataminah in rural Hama, while they are unable to return to their homes in the city controlled by the Jaysh al-Izza/Army of Glory for a variety of reasons, on top of which is the missing capacity to renovate their affected houses and the town being a constant target for different forms of shelling by the Syrian regular forces, as the testimonies, obtained by Syrians for Truth and Justice/STJ, show. On January...