Cleric shot dead by unknown gunmen in W. Deir Ez-Zour governorate on May 30

A man, named as Yousef Khalifah al Askar, the director of the Awqaf Office with Deir Ez-Zour Civil Council, which is affiliated with the Syrian Democratic Forces, was shot dead on May 30, 2021, by unidentified gunmen in al Jnaina village in the eastern suburbs of Deir Ez-Zour governorate, 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.