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On December 11, 2018, Hay'at Tahrir Al-Sham/ HTS stormed the building of the Free Hama Health Directorte of the Syrian Interim Government, located in Kafr Nabl, southern Idlib, and arrested three doctors while they were holding a meeting, on various charges including "moral turpitude", according to a detailed testimony given to STJ. STJ's field researcher talked to a Free Health Directorate worker who witnessed the incidents, on December 11, 2018: "On Tuesday morning, 11 December 2018, there was a meeting between hospitals administrators and the head of the Directorate...
On the evening of December 9, 2018, a woman died, and a man got injured while escaping a kidnapping operation, undertaken by unidentified gunmen on the International Highway (Abu al-Duhur Highway), near the city of Saraqib, Idlib, according to a testimony obtained by Syrians for Truth and Justice/STJ. Mohammad Abdulghani al-Rouji, the 24-year-old man who survived the attempted kidnapping, spoke to STJ’s field researcher in the area. He said: “My mother-in-law and I were heading to my house. When we took the Abu al-Duhur-Saraqib road, I was taken aback by an...
 Introduction Drug abuse[1] increased markedly in the rebel-held Hama and Idlib countryside[2], especially among children and youths between 16 and 30, due to insecurity[3] and spread of unlicensed pharmacies. Numbers of drug users estimated at 200.000 persons in Idlib alone while in Hama countryside 20% of children and youths are addicts, with a single ill-equipped drug treatment center in the area, doctors and eyewitnesses reported. Armed opposition groups controlling the countryside of Hama and Idlib...