The living hell of Syrians under the jihadi ideology of HTS

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After a decade of civil war, the situation in northwest Syria – under the control of Hayat Tahrir Al-Sham (HTS) – is worsening as the organisation places suffocating restrictions on minute details of everyday life for the almost four million Syrian citizens living there. HTS, the extremist group which originated in the merger of several militant jihadistgroups, including previous Al-Qaeda Syria affiliate al-Nusra Front, has imposed their extremist vision, reminiscent of that held by the Islamic State (IS), on every aspect of life. There is no freedom of expression or political opinion; people…

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