Car bomb blast causes massacre in Tal Halaf town in Hasaka on June 23, perpetrators unknown

Five civilians, including a child, were killed and 20 others were injured when a car bomb of so-far unknown origin exploded in Tal Halaf town, which is administratively a part of Ras al Ein city in the northwestern suburbs of Hasaka governorate, on June 23, 2020. 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 in a brutal and indiscriminate manner, 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.