The Syrian Observatory For Human Rights

Security vacuum | Iraqi young man assa*ssinated in Al-Hasakah city

Al-Hasakah province: SOHR sources have reported that an Iraqi young man was shot dead by unknown gunmen in Al-Names alley in Al-Hasakah city. It is worth noting that the victim had come to Al-Hasakah a short time ago, while the reasons behind the attack and identities of perpetrators remain unknown.


This comes as a part of escalating crime rate throughout Syria.


The Syrian Observatory has documented 48 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 50 fatalities: 13 women, 32 young and adult men and five children. The fatalities are distributed regionally as follows:


  • Rif Dimashq: Eight murder crimes left a woman, seven 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: Three murder crimes left a child and two women dead.


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


  • Al-Hasakah: Two murder crimes left a woman and a man dead.


  • Al-Qunaitrah: One murder crime left one young man dead.