Civilian killed by unknown gunmen in al Sh-heil city in Deir Ez-Zour suburbs on October 8

A member of the Syrian Democratic Forces’ civil council, named as Ahmad Mheisen al Abdul Aziz, aka Amlah, from al Sh-heil city in the eastern suburbs of Deir Ez-Zour governorate, died on October 8, 2020, due to wounds sustained on October 7, 2020, when unknown gunmen opened fire against him in the city. SNHR is still trying to contact witnesses to obtain more 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.