The Syrian Observatory For Human Rights

New murder | Drug abuser kills his brother in Al-Mayadeen

Deir Ezzor province: SOHR sources have reported that a young man in his twenties, who was high on drugs, killed his older brother in Al-Mayadeen city, the “capital of Iranian-backed militias,” in the eastern countryside of Deir Ezzor. The man sustained serious injuries and was taken to a hospital in the city, but he died of his wounds.


This coincides with the escalating security disorder in areas dominated by Iranian-backed militias, including the broad prevalence of drugs business run by dealers affiliated with these militias.


The Syrian Observatory has documented 68 murders in regime-controlled areas since early 2023, where domestic violence and armed robbery were behind some of these murders, while motives behind the others remained unknown. These murder crimes left 72 fatalities: 17 women, 49 young and adult men and six children. The fatalities are distributed regionally as follows:


  • Rif Dimashq: 12 murder crimes left a woman, 11 men and a child dead.


  • Latakia: Nine murder crimes left four men, five women and a child dead.


  • Al-Suwaidaa: 13 murder crimes left a child, nine men and three women dead.


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


  • Hama: Three murder crimes left three men dead.


  • Daraa: Eight murder crimes left eight men and a woman dead.


  • Damascus: Nine murder crimes left three women, a child and five men dead.


  • Aleppo: Three murder crimes left a child and two women dead.


  • Deir Ezzor: Five murders crime left three young men dead.


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


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