The Syrian Observatory For Human Rights

Smashed her head with shovel in front of her children | Man from Aleppo killed his wife in Afrin


Aleppo province: A young man displaced from Taadof city in eastern Aleppo countryside has killed his wife after smashing her head with a shovel inside his house in Afrin city under control of the Turkish forces and its proxies. After the accident, the man headed to Jaish al-Sharqiyah checkpoint stationed in al-Vilaat Street in Afrin city and put fuel on himself before he was rescued by the checkpoint forces. He was taken to Afrin Hospital where he confessed his crime while patrol of the military police has moved to his house and found the body of the wife and her two children beside in very bad conditions.

It is worth noting that the man two week ago has beaten hos wife with a hammer before his neighbor interfered for reconciliation.

On July 6, new “no honor” has shaken the Syrian public opinion as a man has killed his daughter in al-Hasakah city. SOHR reliable sources have reported that a man has hanged his 16-year-old daughter as she was raped by her cousin more than one year ago. Her brothers have also killed her baby.

It is worth noting that her cousin was sentenced to 30 years in prison by a regime court and then the father has prisoned his daughter in a room in his house in al-Klasha neighborhood that is under the control of the Autonomous Administration area in al-Hasakah city. Her father has killed her yesterday after the court verdict was confirmed and then fled to the regime-held areas in the security square in al-Hasakah city.

Earlier in the day, SOHR activists, in Raqqa city, have reported death of a child that was burnt in her house. Her family has transferred the wounded girl to the National Hospital that rejected treating her due to lack of a place in the burning department. Dur to the family poor conditions, they weren’t able to move their child to a private hospital and the girl has passed ways of her burns despite intervention of rich people to take her in a private hospital, the time was late to rescue the child. It is worth noting that the hospital has fired two doctors and three nurses over charges of negligence for not treating the girl in the National Hospital.

On the other hand, SOHR activists have reported also in Raqqa city that a 14-year-old girl has jumped from the fourth floor due to suffering family violence by her father and step mother.’

On July 5, Number of murder crimes rises in different Syrian areas under pretext of “honor crimes” that always leave women and children as victims without any fair trials amid growing chaos and spread of arms. Victim of last accident was Eidah Al-Saidah that was killed by her family in a crime that has no relation to honor. Her case has provoked public opinion.

SOHR renews his appeals for an immediate trail of the murderers and all the perpetrators who committed murder under pretext of honor in different areas of Syria.

On July 1, SOHR activists reported that armed tribesmen have killed a minor girl from their own tribe under the claim of “honor crime” after she had abandoned her home with her boyfriend who his proposals of marriage have been rejected several times by her family.

According to SOHR sources, the girl was killed by her cousin who had also proposed to marry her despite her refusal. The cousin chased the girl and her boyfriend and murdered the girl with the help of other gunmen, inside a house in al-Malikya countryside in north al-Hasaka, while the boyfriend managed to escape and hide in an unknown place.

SOHR activists have obtained some videos recording the barbarian crime and the brutal way of shooting the girl by armed tribesmen using army weapons.

Local sources confirmed that the gunmen who took part in the crime published the video on purpose in order to announce cleansing the shame according to their tribal beliefs.
SOHR strongly denounces this horrible crime calling for bringing the perpetrators on charges of murder and publishing the videos under the name of “honor crime.”


On August 2, 2020, SOHR reliable sources have told SOHR that unknown gunman shot dead a woman in her house Ain Al-Arab (Kobani), using his machinegun. The killer managed to escape, but the reasons behind this murder have yet to be known.

On June 17, SOHR sources reported that a young man killed his cousin and her mother in Atma on the border with Iskenderun region in northern Idlib, after the girl posted photos of her on social media. According to SOHR activists in the region, the 21-year-old girl lived with her family in “Ihsan” camp, and she and her mother were killed with a gun under “honour killing”.

On August 31, 2020, reliable sources told the Syrian Observatory that a young man shot dead his sister, a member of the Women’s Protection Units (YPJ), at the entrance of Al-Darbasiyyah city in the southern countryside of Al-Hasakah. The murderer said that he killed his sister for “brought shame and dishonour upon the family”, as he believes.


On August 2, 2020, SOHR sources said that unknown gunman shot dead a woman in her house in Ain Al-Arab (Kobani), using his machinegun. The killer managed to escape, but the reasons behind this murder remained unknown.