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Starting early in February to the 27th  day of the same month, the shelling[1] of northern rural Hama and southern rural Idlib, conducted by the Syrian/Russian forces, has triggered several intermittent waves of displacement, for no less than 8314 families have abandoned their homes in these areas. The majority of these families headed to camps near the border strip with Turkey while the remaining part is yet in the open air. The field researchers of Syrians for Truth and Justice/STJ have monitored the displacement waves caused by the bombardment...
Between February 13 and 25, 2019, several cities and towns in the northern and western rural parts of Hama witnessed an increase in the tempo of bombardment[1] and the return of aerial raids[2] by the Syrian regular forces and their Russian ally. These towns endured a daily shelling that rendered no less than 12 civilians dead, including children, while others were injured. In retaliation, armed opposition groups targeted areas held by the Syrian governmental forces, which also resulted in injuries, describing their attacks as “a response to the regular forces’ violation of...
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...