The Syrian Observatory For Human Rights

Over 40 murder crimes in 20 days | 12 women and children among nearly 50 civilians killed across Syria since early Ramadan

All zones of influence across Syria have experienced dramatic escalation of murder crimes since the beginning of the holy month of Ramadan, especially with the escalating security chaos and proliferation of arms among civilians. Armed robberies, “matters of honour” and retaliation are the most prominent motives behind those crimes.

 

The Syrian Observatory for Human Rights has monitored and tracked the murder crimes committed in Ramadan, documenting 42 crimes which left 48 civilian fatalities, including seven women and six children.

 

Those murder crimes can be distributed, according to zones of influence, as follows:

 

-Regime-controlled areas: 25 murder crimes left 30 fatalities: two children, three women and 25 men; they are distributed regionally as follows:

 

  • Daraa: Eight murder crimes left ten men, a child and a woman dead.

 

  • Al-Suwaidaa: Two murder crimes left two men dead.

 

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

 

  • Homs: Two murder crimes left two men dead.

 

  • Hama: One murder crime left a man dead.

 

  • Damascus: Two murder crimes left a woman and a man dead.

 

  • Latakia: One murder crime left a man dead.

 

  • Tartus: One murder crime left a man dead.

 

 

-Areas controlled by the Autonomous Administration: 12 murder crimes left 13 fatalities: two children, two women and nine men.

 

 

-Areas controlled by HTS and opposition factions: One murder crime left an elderly woman dead.

 

 

-Areas controlled by Turkish-backed factions: Four murder crimes left four fatalities: two children, a woman and a man; they are distributed regionally as follows:

 

  • “Olive Branch” area: A child and a young woman.

 

  • “Euphrates Shield” area: A man.

 

  • “Peace Spring” area: A child.

 

The Syrian Observatory for Human Rights (SOHR) warns against the unwelcome repercussions of the escalating crime rate in Syria and renew its calls upon all international actors to find a lasting solution to the tragedy of millions of Syrians and bring Al-Assad, his affiliates and all those responsible for violations and those who aided and abetted the killing of Syrian people to justice.