SDF’s Legislative Council member shot dead by unidentified gunmen in E. Deir Ez-Zour on May 19

A member of the Syrian Democratic Forces’ Legislative Council in Deir Ez-Zour governorate, named as Muayyad al Rayyash, who was originally from Jazaret Milaj village which is administratively a part of al Kesra town in the eastern suburbs of the governorate, was shot dead on May 19, 2021, by unidentified gunmen in the village, which is controlled by the SDF. SNHR is 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.