Child shot dead by unknown assassins targeting his father in the suburbs of Daraa governorate on December 7

A child named as Muhammad al Asaferah was killed on December 7, 2020, in an assassination targeting his father Akef Zaki, a former member of an Armed Opposition faction, when unknown gunmen opened fire at them while they were in front of their home in al Karak al Sharqi village in the eastern suburbs of Daraa governorate. 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.