A civilian was shot dead by unknown gunmen in al Bseira city in Deir Ez-Zour on May 20

Walid Rashou al Ali was from Mashekh village which is administratively a part of al Bseira city in the northern suburbs of Deir Ez-Zour governorate. SNHR has learnt that he was shot dead by unknown gunmen in the city on May 20, 2020. SNHR is still trying to contact witnesses to obtain more details of the incident.

SNHR condemns all killings which target civilians, calls on the governing forces in each area to bear responsibility for protecting civilians in the areas under their control, and urges them to conduct investigations and reveal their findings to the public. Stability will not be achieved in Syria without achieving a political transition towards democracy implemented according to a strict timetable.