A man, named as Hussein Ali al Sharaf, who worked as a shepherd, was shot dead on May 18, 2021, by unidentified gunmen while he was on the road between Tseel and Ein Thakar towns in the western suburbs of Daraa governorate. The area is under the control of Syrian regime 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 attained in Syria without first achieving a political transition towards democracy implemented according to a strict timetable.