Two civil society organization employees among victims of massacre in Sejjo village in Aleppo suburbs caused by blast of car bomb of unknown origin on July 19

Two employees of the Orange Organization, a civil society group, named as Ahmad Qarjoum and Jehad Haj Abd were among the victims killed in a massacre resulting from a car bomb blast in northern Aleppo governorate on July 19, 2020.  The explosion took place when a car bomb of so-far unknown origin exploded in the Dawwar Sejjo area around one kilometer from the Bab al Salama Syrian-Turkish border crossing near the village of Sejjo, also known as al Salama village, which is administratively a part of Izaz city in the northern suburbs of Aleppo governorate. SNHR is still trying to contact witnesses to obtain more details of the incident.

SNHR condemns all explosions of this nature which target and kill civilians in a brutal and indiscriminate manner, 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 into all such incidents 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.