Thematic Reports

Introduction  Landmines laid in Hawd al-Yarmouk area by Jaysh Khalid Ibn al-Walid/ISIS[1] rebel group, before being expelled by the regime forces in early August 2018, became a serious concern of the population there, as they continue to take lives, according to STJ’s field researcher who reported more than 25 mine civilian casualties, from early August to mid-September 2018, which stops many of those who earlier fled Hawd al-Yarmouk from returning. Backed by reserve forces[2], the Syrian troops managed to control Hawd al-Yarmouk on August 1, 2018,  and to struck...
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...
The Asayesh Forces of the Autonomous Administration released several opposition politicians northeastern Syria in October 2018, as on the 31st it liberated the region committee members of the Kurdish Democratic Party (PDK): Abdul Hamid al Khalil and Abdul Majid al Musa, who were taken from their homes in Ras al Ein/Sari Kani on July 23, 2018. Shorash Murad, the member of the administrative body of the Marty Nasradin Burhek Coordination and of the Kurdish National Council (KNC), freed on October 25, after 3 and a half months of detention, as he was caught from his house...