Two civilians were killed by unknown gunmen in al Tebni county in Deir Ez-Zour suburbs on August 27

Abdullah Mahmoud Abbas al Ejail and Ahmad al Mahmoud, from al Masrab village which is administratively a part of al Tebni county in the western suburbs of Deir Ez-Zour governorate, were shot dead by unknown gunmen in the Badiya (empty desert area) of al Tebni county on August 27, 2020. SNHR is still trying to contact witnesses to obtain more details of the incident.

SNHR condemns all attacks of this nature which target and kill 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 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.