The Syrian Observatory For Human Rights

Rampant domestic violence | Civilian kills his 11 year-old niece in western Daraa countryside

Daraa province: A civilian has killed his 11 year-old niece by hitting her on the head and strangling her, which caused brain haemorrhage, due to a family dispute in Al-Muzayrib town in western Daraa countryside.
According to reliable SOHR sources, her four year-old sister was also exposed to violence by her uncle, where she was taken to the hospital for treatment.
It is worth noting that the girl is fatherless and has not seen her mother for 5 months, where she was living with her sister in their uncle’s house.
This comes in light of ongoing security chaos in regime-held areas.

The Syrian Observatory has documented 106 murders in regime-controlled areas since the bingeing of 2024, where domestic violence and armed robberies were behind some of these murders, while motives behind the others remained unknown. These murder crimes left 114 fatalities, including 18 women, 90 men and six children. The fatalities are distributed regionally as follows:
Daraa: 32 murder crimes left 27 men, including seven women and three children dead.
Al-Suwaidaa: Nine murder crimes left seven men, a woman and a child dead
Rif Dimashq: 24 murder crimes left 19 men, five women and two children dead.
Homs: 12 murder crimes left 12 civilians dead.
Hama: Five murder crimes left five civilians dead.
Al-Hasakah: Two murder crimes left two civilians dead.
Deir Ezzor: seven murder crimes left six men and a woman dead.
Damascus: Five murder crimes left two women and three men dead.
Lattakia: Three murder crimes left three men and a woman dead.
Tartous: Four murder crimes left four men dead.
Al-Qunaitrah: One murder crime left a man dead.