The Syrian Observatory For Human Rights

Rising security chaos in Al-Suwaidaa | Young man and girl killed while explosions and clashes trigger panic in residential neighbourhoods

Al-Suwaidaa province: A young man was shot dead by unknown gunmen in Samma Al-Bardan village in the southern countryside of Al-Suwaidaa.


Meanwhile, a 17-year-old girl was killed by a gunshot, amid accusations against her family of killing her.


Also, two men on a motorcycle threw a grenade in the vicinity of Al-Khudar residences in Al-Suwaidaa city, but no casualties have been reported.


Moreover, two unknown gunmen traded fire near Al-Onqoud roundabout in Al-Suwaidaa city, triggering panic among the area’s residents.


The Syrian Observatory has documented 44 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 46 fatalities: 12 women, 29 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: Nine murder crimes left a child, six men and two women 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: Four murder crimes left a woman and three men dead.


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


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


  • Al-Hasakah: One murder crime left one woman dead.