Two civilians shot dead by unknown gunmen in al Hawayij village in Deir Ez-Zour suburbs on August 2

A dignitary of al Ekidat tribe in Deir Ez-Zour governorate, named as Ametsher Hamoud Jad’an al Hafel, and De’ar Mekhlef al Khalaf who worked as a driver for Ametsher, were both shot dead by unknown gunmen on the public road in al Hawayij village in the eastern suburbs of Deir Ez-Zour governorate on August 2, 2020. 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 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.