المرصد السوري لحقوق الانسان
The Syrian Observatory For Human Rights

Security chaos in HTS-held areas | Unidentified body found in well in Idlib countryside

Idlib province: Residents found the body of an unidentified young man in a well in the town of al-Futeira in the southern countryside of Idlib, where the body was taken out from the well.

 

It is worth noting that only few families reside in the village of al-Futeira, as it is close to the frontlines with regime forces and considered a military zone.

 

This incident coincides with the continuing security chaos in areas held by Hayyaat Tahrir al-Sham and opposition factions in Idlib Governorate and surrounding villages in Aleppo, Hama and Latakia.

Syrian Observatory activists in these areas have documented the death of 44 persons since the beginning of 2021 by bombings, shooting or kidnapping and then getting rid of much of the bodies in remote areas in Idlib and the surrounding villages or in Aleppo, Hama and Latakia.

According to the SOHR statistics, the fatalities were categorized as follows: 17 civilians, including three females, 23 Syrian fighters affiliated to HTS, Islamic and rebel factions, four from jihadist groups of non-Syrian nationals. Dozens others have been wounded in these attacks.

As more fatalities were documented, the number of people who have been killed in the countryside of Idlib, Aleppo, Hama, and Latakia since April 26, 2018, the start date of the security chaos to be escalated in these provinces, rose to 772. They were assassinated by bomb attacks, IED detonations, gunfire, abductions and then killing and throwing the bodies in remote areas. The fatalities were distributed as follows:

  • A fighter in Turkistan Islamic Party
  • The wife of an Uzbek commander and another child was with her
  • The attorney-general of the Ministry of Justice of the Salvation Government
  • 236 civilians, including 24 children and 24 women
  • 450 fighters of Syrian nationality belong to Hayyaat Tahrir al-Sham, al-Sham Corps, the Islamic Movement of Ahrar al-Sham, Jaysh al-Izza, and other factions operating in Idlib
  • 83 fighters of Somali, Uzbek, Asian, Gulf, Jordanian, Turkish and Caucasian nationalities.

Meanwhile, the assassination attempts have injured tens of people with varying severity.

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