Two separate cases | Child and woman killed in Deir Ezzor province • The Syrian Observatory For Human Rights
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Two separate cases | Child and woman killed in Deir Ezzor province

Deir Ezzor province: SOHR activists have reported that residents have found the body of a 17 years-old child hanged in mysterious circumstances. He was hanged by a water tanker rope in an agricultural land at the outskirts of Al-Salihiyah city in Al-Bo Kamal countryside eastern of Deir Ezzor in regime-held areas at the western bank of Euphrates River.

In a similar case, residents have found the body of a 65 years-old woman, killed by a sharp object by unidentified people, inside her house in “Cinema Foaad” St. in the centre of Deir Ezzor city.

This comes in light of the ongoing security chaos in different areas of Syria.

Moreover, regime-held areas are witnessing security tension and escalation of crime rate with the spread of poverty and the increase of power of the regime-backed militias.

The Syrian Observatory has documented 98 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 103 civilians: 20 children, 17 women, and 66 men, dead. The fatalities are distributed regionally as follows:

Al-Suwaydaa: 27 civilians: three children, including an infant, three women, and 21 men.
Rif Dimashq: 19 civilians: Six children, four 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: Six civilians: Four men, a child and a woman.
Al-Raqqah: Two men.
Lattakia: Three civilians: a woman, a child and a man.
Al-Quneitra: A child.