Civilian shot dead by unknown gunmen in al Tayyana village in Deir Ez-Zour on June 15

Sakkat Khleif al Musa, the mayor of his home village, al Tayyana in the eastern suburbs of Deir Ez-Zour governorate, which is affiliated with the Syrian Democratic Forces, was shot dead by unknown gunmen in the village on June 15, 2020. SNHR is still trying to contact witnesses to obtain details of the incident.

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