A cleric killed by unidentified gunmen in E. Deir Ez-Zour governorate on October 28

A man, named as Khalaf Ali al Khalaf al Dahham, the imam of a mosque in al Zer village which is administratively a part of al Bseira city in east of Deir Ez-Zour governorate from al Zer village, was shot dead on October 28, 2021, by unidentified gunmen in the village 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.