The Syrian Observatory For Human Rights

Escalating security chaos | Gunmen shoot civilian dead after stealing his car in eastern Al-Suwaidaa

Al-Suwaidaa province: SOHR sources have reported that a civilian in his sixties was shot dead by unknown gunmen, while he was on his farm in Zahr Al-Jabal area in the eastern countryside of Al-Suwaidaa. The attackers also stole the victim’s car.


The Syrian Observatory has documented 179 murders in regime-controlled areas since early 2023, where domestic violence and armed robberies were behind some of these murders, while motives behind the others remained unknown. These murder crimes left 199 fatalities: 43 women, 136 young and adult men and 20 children. The fatalities are distributed regionally as follows:


  • Rif Dimashq: 30 murder crimes left five women, three children and 24 men dead.


  • Latakia: 18 murder crimes left nine men, nine women and five children dead.


  • Al-Suwaidaa: 28 murder crimes left three children, 21 men and four women dead.


  • Homs: 14 murder crimes left 11 men, two women and a child dead


  • Hama: 19 murder crimes left a child, three women and 17 men dead.


  • Daraa: 23 murder crimes left 19 men and six women dead.


  • Damascus: 13 murder crimes left four women, a child and eight men dead.


  • Aleppo: 11 murder crimes left five men, three children and five women dead.


  • Deir Ezzor: 16 murders crimes left two children, two women and 15 men dead.


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


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


  • Tartus: Four murder crimes left two women, a little girl and a man dead.


  • Idlib: One murder crime left five civilians dead.