المرصد السوري لحقوق الانسان
The Syrian Observatory For Human Rights

Celebratory gunfire | Indiscriminate gunshots injures nearly 320 people during celebrations, after al-Assad’s “victory” in the presidential election

Syrian Observatory activists in areas under the control of regime forces have reported that hundreds of people sustained various injuries due to the indiscriminate and intensive gunfire by regime’s loyalists in all provinces during celebrations of al-Assad’s “victory” in the “farcical show” of presidential election. SOHR activists managed to verify the injury of 317 people in this indiscriminate gunfire, some of whom sustained serious injuries. SOHR would like to point out that the number of injured people may be higher, as many other cases have not been verified. The injured people have been documented in Damascus, Rif Dimashq, Aleppo city, the Syrian coastline, Homs and Hama. Moreover, a young man and a child died affected by their injuries after being hit with indiscriminate gunshots in Aleppo city.

 

Yesterday, a young man died of the injury he had due to the indiscriminate gunfire on Thursday evening in al-Furqan neighbourhood in Aleppo city, brining the number of fatalities to two.

 

A day earlier, Syrian Observatory activists reported several incidents that left casualties in various areas throughout Syria, as the Syrian regime’s loyalists were celebrating before the results of the presidential election.

 

SOHR activists documented the death of a baby and the injury of others after being hit by indiscriminate gunshots when regime’s loyalists opened fire indiscriminately in Aleppo city. Moreover, a doctor sustained serious injuries after being hit with an indiscriminate gunshot due to similar celebratory gunfire in Jablah.

 

While in a village in Masyaf countryside, a 4-year-old girl was hit with an indiscriminate gunshot and she was taken to Masyaf National Hospital.

 

In Salamiyah city, however, a child and a young man were hit with indiscriminate gunshots.

 

Also, a child was injured after being hit with an indiscriminate gunshot in Daraa al-Balad.

 

Meanwhile, a young lady sustained serious injuries after being hit with an indiscriminate gunshot near, too close to the backbone, on the road of al-Siteen in al-Zahraa neighbourhood in Homs.

 

On the other hand, the squares in cities and towns of the provinces of Rif Dimashq, Damascus, Homs, Hama, Tartus, Latakia and Aleppo experienced great crowds of residents, despite the outbreak of coronavirus pandemic.

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