Wednesday, May 29 was another deadly day in Syria. As unrest continues in this country, more civilians and minority groups are being target of human rights violations. As Syrian Human Rights report at least five people died following the explosion of bombs in the AL-Zahra neighborhood of Damascus. The area is known for its Shia Muslim population.
Thousands of Shia Muslims have been killed in Syria since 2011. Many are sieged in small villages with no access to water and food. Most Shrines belonging to Shia faith are regular targets of attacks.
SRW condemns the targeted killings of Shia Muslims and civilians and asks all groups to respect human rights and do not use sectarian conflicts or war crimes as tools to show their oppositions to the political government.