The Syrian Observatory For Human Rights

Ongoing security chaos | Residents find body of member of HTS hanged inside his house in Jisr Al-Shughour countryside

Idlib province: A member of  “Muawiyah bin Abi Sufyan Brigade,”  which operates under the banner of HTS, was found  hanged to death with a rope and bound by the hands and feet in mysterious circumstances inside his house in Al-Kastan village in Jisr Al-Shughour countryside in western Idlib within HTS-held area. It is worth noting that the identities of the perpetrators are unknown, while the General Security Service started investigations to reveal the circumstances of the incident.


This comes in light of ongoing security chaos in HTS-held areas.


Since early 2024, SOHR has documented 36 incidents of security disorder in areas controlled by HTS and opposition factions in Idlib city and surrounding villages. These incidents left 27 people dead and 60 others injured. The fatalities are distributed as follows:


  • 22 civilians, including five women and a child.


  • A member of the Turkistan Islamic Party


  • Three members of HTS.


  • A member of Al-Sham Corps.