Found dead in Al-Suwaydaa this morning | Young man killed for looting public electric wires and cables
Al-Suwaydaa province: SOHR activists have reported that residents of Al-Kharij neighborhood in Al-Suwaydaa found the body of a young man from Baka village in the countryside of Al-Suwaydaa. The young man was shot in the back while residents found an electricity adaptor and electricity cables thrown near the body.
Local sources said that the victim was trying to loot electricity cables, and was killed by unknown assailants as a punishment, along with the power blackout in the area. However, there is no official evidence confirming that the victim was looting the cables.
SOHR reported this morning that an unidentified young man was found dead with gunshot wounds in Al-Kharij neighborhood in Al-Suwaydaa. The identity of the perpetrators remains unknown.
The Syrian electricity network is damaged by civilians who steal copper wires to sell them for good money, as one kilogram of copper is the equivalent of 2500 Syrian pounds.
Recently, looting copper wires from public and private electricity networks became phenomena in order to get some money by selling wires, as copper prices are rising dramatically.