المرصد السوري لحقوق الانسان
The Syrian Observatory For Human Rights

Idlib | HTS seizes property and real estate of civilian and pro-regime military in countryside

In recent weeks, HTS has confiscated hundreds of homes in Idlib and countryside, accusing its owners of belonging to the regime and its militias. HTS is seizing properties which left behind by the owners of the regime forces and “Shabiha” and fled earlier to regime-controlled areas. The seizure of property included the homes of civilians such as members of the party, regime loyalists and families whose sons had joined the regime forces.

The campaign affected dozens of towns, including Barisha, Kfardarian and Termanin in Idlib countryside; some 500 houses were seized, while illegal fees were imposed on residents of these houses as HTS seized them.

HTS continues seizing the homes of civilians of the Christian community in Idlib, Jisr al-Shughour, the villages of Yacoubiya, Ghassania, Al-Qounaya and Al-Jadida, as well as the properties of communities in Darkush, Zanbaqi, Jumailya, Shandrish, Al-Alia and Hallouz. HTS are renting these houses to displaced civilians and fighters at nominal prices.

On August 20, Observatory sources said that HTS marked with numbers the property it seized, estimated by 130 houses in the village, owned by the Druze community, and migrated to the Syrian regime-controlled areas and to neighbouring countries and Europe, coinciding with the outbreak of the Syrian revolution.

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