Family infighting | civilian killed in Deir Ezzor countryside while residents call to stop the fight • The Syrian Observatory For Human Rights

Family infighting | civilian killed in Deir Ezzor countryside while residents call to stop the fight

Deir Ezzor province: SOHR activists have documented the death of a civilian due to armed clashes between two families in Theban town in eastern Deir Ezzor countryside, following disputes over land ownership, amid security tension in the town and calls by civilians to break up the clashes.

With the alarming proliferation of unlicensed firearms throughout Syria, family and tribal fights have been escalated, leaving large number of casualties every time.

On November 25, SOHR sources reported clashes with machineguns between two families in the market of Gharanij town in the eastern countryside of Deir Ezzor over an earlier retaliation. The fight resulted in the death of a young man who was not related to any of the two families, after being hit with indiscriminate gunfire, while he was in the market to repair his motorcycle. Meanwhile, tension is growing in the town, amid calls by the residents upon the town’s dignitaries to defuse the tension between the two families. Also, Internal Security Forces were deployed in the town.

While on October 19, SOHR activists reported that three armed men of al-Wase’a village were injured in the countryside of al-Sour town in Deir Ezzor countryside which is under control of SDF, due to a fight took place between cousins in the village today, which evolved to armed clashes with shooting, causing injuries of three gunmen.

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