A man from al Kubar village in the western suburbs of Deir Ez-Zour governorate, named as Mahmoud Ahmad al Muhammad, was an employee of the village municipality, which is controlled by the Syrian Democratic Forces. Mahmoud was shot dead by unknown gunmen in the village on September 12, 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 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.