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In eastern Ghouta, rural Damascus, the people wishing to establish title to their properties are facing several challenges and are developing many concerns, represented by the possibility of being either prosecuted or arrested by the Syrian security services, which triggered a number of them to pay large sums of money in bribes to employees at governmental institutions in return for facilitating the process of establishing title. However, the majority of the people are incapable of proving their ownership of the properties they bought in the wake of the opposition armed groups’ control of the area, which lasted...
On February 26 and 27, 2019, Syrian security services arrested no less than 35 children/students in the city of al-Rastan, northern rural Homs, where they conducted raids and arrest campaigns, targeting schools and residential neighborhoods. This happened after photos, posted on social networking sites, went viral, pointing to the presence of the Harakat Ahrar al-Sham al-Islamiyya/Ahrar al-Sham in the area, which the Syrian regular forces controlled in May 2018. The field researcher of Syrians for Truth and Justice/STJ for northern rural Homs said that photos of paper scraps went viral on social networking sites,...
The Salvation Government,[1] affiliated with Hayat Tahrir al-Sham/HTS,[2] passed a resolution banning students, granted elementary/middle school diplomas by the Syrian Government, the Government of Damascus, from pursuing their high school education in any of the schools located in areas which HTS controls militarily and the Salvation Government controls in terms of services. On February 16, 2019, the Ministry of Education of the Salvation Government passed a resolution providing for denying the students, who are applying for the ninth grade/elementary/middle school exams for the school...