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Syria: Arrests, Torture by Armed Group

Expand New fighters of the al-Qaeda-linked Hayat Tahrir al-Sham attend a mock battle in anticipation of an attack by Syrian government forces on northern Idlib province and the surrounding countryside, August 14, 2018. © 2018 Omar Haj Kadour/Getty Images (Beirut) – An armed group with links to al-Qaeda has in recent months arbitrarily arrested scores of residents in the area of the northern Syrian city of Idlib under its control, Human Rights Watch said today. Human Rights Watch documented 11 cases in which the group, Hay’et Tahrir al-Sham, detained Idlib residents, apparently because of their…

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