Civilian shot dead by unidentified gunmen in al Hesan village in Deir Ez-Zour suburbs on May 10

A man from Khsham town in the eastern suburbs of Deir Ez-Zour suburbs, named as Ibrahim Subhi Khader al Asmar, was shot dead on May 10, 2021 by unidentified gunmen in his home in al Hesan village in the western suburbs of the governorate. The village is controlled by the Syrian Democratic Forces, with SNHR still trying to contact witnesses and survivors 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.