Two civilians were killed during clashes between an opposition faction and gunmen amongst Eastern Ghouta IDPs in Afrin city in Aleppo on May 29

Clashes broke out between members of al Hamzah Brigade which is affiliated with the Syrian National Army and displaced persons from Eastern Ghouta in Afrin city in the northern suburbs of Aleppo governorate on May 29, 2020, as a result of a dispute between brigade personnel and a vendor among the IDPs on al Mahmoudiya Road in the city.

SNHR documented the death of Jalal Zaghloul, one of the IDPs from Eastern Ghouta, and a male child named as Mu’ath al Abdullah, displaced with his family from Ma’aret al Numan, who was shot dead by a stray bullet while he was inside a camp near the location of the clashes. SNHR condemns all killings which target civilians and the indiscriminate and unlawful use of weapons, and calls on the governing forces in each area to bear responsibility for protecting civilians in the areas under their control, and to hold the perpetrators of killings accountable.

The leadership of Al Hamzah Brigade has announced its willingness to arrest any members when the competent judiciary requests this, in order to take legal action against them.