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In August and December 2018, a Sharia Court and a Sharia Arbitral Tribunal in the region of Maarrat al-Nu'man, southern Idlib, and northern rural Hama brought four persons, sentenced to death, before a firing squad, and passed two similar death sentences, however, in absentia, against two persons convicted of murder. The mentioned courts assigned the enforcement of the sentences they passed, based on the convicts’ confessions, to a number of armed opposition groups. Covering these incidents, Syrians for Truth and Justice/STJ obtained testimonies about the executions and the cases related to them. The death sentences were...
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...