Security chaos | Unidentified gunmen shoot person dead in the capital Damascus
Damascus province: A person from Om Walad in eastern Daraa countryside was shot dead in the head by unidentified gunmen in the capital Damascus, for unknown reasons.
On January 17, residents found the body of a man, who was shot dead in the head, where his body was dumped inside an abandoned room within a farm between Maarads and Kawkab towns in Hama countryside.
According to reliable SOHR sources, a gang comprising three people including the victim, stole “Abid’s Pistachio”, motorbikes, power generators and cellular phones.
Meanwhile, two members of the gang killed their third partner, due to disputes among them regarding sharing the money after selling the stolen items.
This came in light of the escalating rate of crimes in regime-held areas, coinciding with the security chaos.
Since early 2023, the Syrian Observatory has documented 17 murders in regime-controlled areas, where domestic violence and armed robbery were behind some of these murders, while motivations behind the others remained unknown. These murders left 18 civilians: Five women, and 13 young and adult men, dead.
The fatalities are distributed regionally as follows:
• Al-Suwaydaa: Three men.
• Rif Dimashq: Two men, two young men and a woman.
• Homs: One woman and a young man.
• Hama: Two men.
• Daraa: One man.
• Damascus: One woman and one man.
• Latakia: One man and two women.