Regime-held areas | Farmer shot dead in Al-Suwaydaa in light of escalating murder rate
SOHR activists have reported a new crime in regime-held areas, when a Syrian farmer from Jabal Al-Arab was shot dead by gunmen in Walgha in Al-Suwaydaa countryside, after trying to steal his car.
Yesterday, SOHR sources reported that the mother of a little girl called “Jawa” identified the body of her daughter which was found a few hours earlier in a bag left near Tel Al-Nasr cemetery in Homs city, where the girl’s body was mutilated.
According to SOHR sources, the three-year-old girl had gone missing while she was in front of her house in Al-Muhajireen neighbourhood in Homs city. Two days after the disappearance of the girl, her father appealed to the area’s inhabitants and everyone having any information about his missing girl to inform him.
This comes a day after a little girl was found murdered in Homs city.
The Syrian Observatory has documented 91 murders in regime-controlled areas since early 2022, where domestic violence and armed robbery were behind some of these murders, while motivations behind the others remained unknown. These murders left 95 civilians: 17 children, 15 women and 63 men, dead. The fatalities are distributed regionally as follows:
Al-Suwaidaa: 25 civilians: three children, including an infant, three women and 19 men.
Rif Dimashq: 17 civilians: five children, three women and nine men, including an elderly man.
Homs: 11 civilians: Two little girls, two women and seven men.
Hama: Ten civilians: an infant, three women and six men.
Daraa: Nine civilians: four children and five men.
Aleppo: Seven civilians: an infant and six men.
Damascus: Four civilians: a woman and three men.
Tartus: Four civilians: two women and two men.
Deir Ezzor: Four men.
Al-Raqqah: Two men.
Latakia: Two civilians: a woman and a man.
Al-Quneitra: A child.