The Syrian Observatory For Human Rights

Worked for “Jund Al-Aqsa” faction | HTS executes jihadist in Idlib years after having been arrested years ago

Idlib province: Hayyaat Tahrir Al-Sham executed the death penalty against a jihadist, after having been arrested seven years ago.


According to SOHR sources, the jihadist worked for “Jund Al-Aqsa” jihadi faction. The jihadist’ family were informed of his death, but they were not informed about the place where he was buried.


Hayyaat Tahrir Al-Sham carries out death penalty against every one proving involvement in “spying for hostile bodies, murders and explosions” in areas under its control, as HTS officials describe. It is worth noting that sessions of trials related to the accusation of “spying for hostile bodies” are always closed, amid media blackout. Such practices are more akin to the violations practiced by regime forces against detainees in their prisons.


Detainees in HTS prisons endure brutal torture and inhumane treatment and they are forcibly disappeared, despite the repeated attempts by their relatives to search for them.


In April, SOHR documented the execution of nine detainees, including a Malaysian man, by the HTS-backed General Security Service.