The Life of Hikmat Haddad of Kukku in Jabal…

Hardly a day goes by in Syria without some incident of assassination. For many of these killings, motives can be inferred with high or considerable confidence, such as when the Islamic State claims assassinations of local officials working with the Syrian Democratic Forces, or when personnel of Syrian government forces are targeted in the southern Syrian province of Deraa. Many other incidents however are obscure in their circumstances and attempts to deduce motives will likely remain somewhat speculative. Perhaps the latest example to add to the latter category is the case of Hikmat Haddad of the village of Kukku in the Jabal al-Summaq region of northern Idlib province. He was killed earlier today (1 August).

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