A 16-year-old girl, Aalaa Moutaz Abo Hamdan, from Tafas city in western Daraa governorate, died on September 29, 2022, as a result of wounds sustained on September 23, 2022, when she and her parents were shot by unidentified gunmen while they were in the city’s al Sharqi neighborhood, which is under Syrian regime forces’ control. SNHR had already documented the death of Aalaa’s father, Moutaz Abo Hamdan, who was killed immediately in the gunfire.
SNHR is still trying to reach eyewitnesses to obtain more details of the incident.
SNHR condemns all killings of civilians and calls on the controlling forces to assume their responsibility for protecting the civilian population in areas under their control and to launch an investigation into this incident and reveal its conclusions to the public.
There will be no stability in Syria without a genuine political transition process moving towards democracy, implemented according to a set timetable.