Al Bkeir tribal dignitary killed by unidentified gunmen in Deir Ez-Zour on January 14

A dignitary from al Bkeir tribe in Deir Ez-Zour governorate, named as Hussein Sheikh Jamil, originally from al Bseira city in the eastern suburbs of the governorate, was shot dead by unidentified gunmen while he was in his car near the Badiya (desert area) of al Ezba district in the northern suburbs of the governorate on January 14, 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.