Civilians, including a dignitary of al Ekidat tribe, shot dead by unidentified gunmen in al Hawayij village, Deir Ez-Zour on Jan 11

A dignitary of al Ekidat tribe in Deir Ez-Zour governorate, named as Itlyoush Shattat al Zaher, was shot dead along with his son Mahmoud, and another civilian, named as Fayez Awwad al Hadi, by unidentified gunmen in al Hawayij village in the eastern suburbs of Deir Ez-Zour governorate on January 11, 2021. 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.