Child shot dead by unknown gunmen in Jdeed Ekidat village in Deir Ez-Zour suburbs on August 3

A 10-year-old child from Khsham town in the eastern suburbs of Deir Ez-Zour governorate, named as Ahmad Zuhair Ali al Saleh, was shot dead and his father was injured when unknown gunmen opened fire against a car carrying them in Badiya of Jdeed Ekidat village in the eastern suburbs of the governorate on August 3, 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.