Elderly civilian shot dead by unidentified gunmen in al Sabha village in Deir Ez-Zour suburbs on February 25

An elderly civilian from Buqrus Tahtani village in the eastern suburbs of Deir Ez-Zour governorate, named as Ali Kreihan al Dalli, was shot dead on February 25, 2021, by unidentified gunmen in al Sabha village in the east of the governorate, which is controlled by Syrian Democratic Forces. 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.