Ministry of Interior Employee Murdered at Home in Jisr Al-Shughur

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Mustafa Siu Abu Omar, a member of the Ministry of Interior, was murdered in his home Monday night. He was reportedly killed with a knife and discovered around 11 p.m., authorities said. Abdulwadud, Director of the Jisr Al-Shughur Security Directorate, confirmed the incident, stating, “We received information about the assassination of one of our members in the city of Jisr Al-Shughur inside his home. We immediately sent a patrol and investigated the matter, and the brother’s body was transferred to the forensic medicine office.”

Muhammad Abdurahman, Syrian Salvation Government’s (SSG) Minister of the Interior, condemned the murder, describing it as a “cowardly act” resulting from incitement and chaos in the region. “On Monday evening, the hand of treachery and criminality assassinated a worker in the Ministry of the Interior in the city of Jisr Al-Shughur. This is what we warned about previously,” Abdurahman said. “The Interior Ministry and all its formations will spare no effort in uncovering the circumstances of this heinous crime until the perpetrators are arrested and brought before the competent judiciary.”

Abdurahman emphasized the ministry’s commitment to security and stability in the liberated areas, warning that recent unrest has led to such violence. “We have put our forces on high alert and have taken the necessary measures and precautions to maintain the region’s security,” he added.

Abdurahman Atoun, a prominent religious figure close to Haya Tahrir Sham (HTS), expressed his condolences, saying, “May God have mercy on the Mujahid and reformer brother (Abu Omar Siu), raise his rank, reward him abundantly, and place him in the Gardens of Bliss.” He also called for patience and strength for Omar’s family and condemned the assassins, warning of the consequences of incitement and chaos.

Abdul Razzaq Al Mahdi, an influential participant in the protest movement, reiterated the sanctity of a Muslim’s life. Quoting religious texts, he underscored the severity of unjustly taking a life, stating, “The greatest sin after polytheism is killing a Muslim unjustly.” Mahdi gave a stern warning against violence saying, “Anyone who calls for carrying weapons, killing, and fighting among the believers is an (enemy) agent and the owner of a sedition working for a foreign agenda.”

The killing has sparked an outcry, with officials and religious leaders alike calling for justice and urging an end to the violence. An investigation is underway, and authorities vow to bring those responsible to justice. For now, the community of Jisr Al-Shughur, family, colleagues, and friends, mourn the loss of Mustafa Siu Abu Omar, a man remembered for “his dedication to ensuring the security and stability of his region.”


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