Father and child killed by unknown gunmen in al Bab city in Aleppo on February 17

A Civil Police officer, named as Ahmad Emad al Shawi, was killed along with his four-year-old son, Muhammad, on February 17, 2021, in a shooting by unidentified gunmen in al Shamali neighborhood in al Bab city in the eastern suburbs of Aleppo governorate which is controlled by the Syrian National Army. 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 controlling 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.