The Syrian Observatory For Human Rights

Family infighting | Three people killed and injured in Al-Suwaidaa countryside

Al-Suwaidaa province: SOHR sources have reported a dispute between two families in Al-Ghariyah town in Salkhad area in Al-Suwaidaa countryside. The dispute, which erupted for unknown reasons, evolved to clashes with arms and bladed weapons, which led to the death of a man and injury of his brother seriously.


Meanwhile, people from the town interfered to defuse the tension and settle the dispute, but some were injured because of cross fire.


This comes as a part of the proliferation of arms among civilians, amid regime authorities’ failure to control the security situation.


The Syrian Observatory has documented 39 murders in regime-controlled areas since early 2023, where domestic violence and armed robbery were behind some of these murders, while motivations behind the others remained unknown. These murder crimes left 41 fatalities: nine women, 27 young and adult men and five children. The fatalities are distributed regionally as follows:


  • Rif Dimashq: Seven murder crimes left a woman, six men and a child dead.


  • Latakia: Seven murder crimes left three men, four women and a child dead.


  • Al-Suwaidaa: Six murder crimes left a child and five men dead.


  • Homs: Four murder crimes left a man, a woman, a young man and a child dead


  • Hama: Two murder crimes left two men dead.


  • Daraa: Six murder crimes left five men and a woman dead.


  • Damascus: Three murder crimes left a woman and two men dead.


  • Aleppo: Two murder crimes left a child and a woman dead.


  • Deir Ezzor: Two murders crime left two young men dead.