Cleric killed by unknown gunmen in Daraa governorate on January 21

A sheikh, named as Mahmoud al Ibrahim (al Bannat), a member of the central negotiating committee in the western suburbs of Daraa governorate, who graduated from Damascus University’s al Shari’a faculty, was shot dead by unknown gunmen in al Mzayreeb town in the western suburbs of Daraa governorate on December 21, 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.