At least two people have died and more than 300 were injured in different parts of Syria during fair shot celebrations for President Bashar Al Assad’s victory in this week’s election, in which he confirmed his mandate for the third time.
The network of activists from the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights – an NGO specializing in the Syrian conflict with inland sources – has verified victims in the capital Damascus and the city of Aleppo in the north of the country.
Similar events are also recorded in Homs, Hama, Tartus or Latakia. Some of the injured are in serious condition and are being treated in hospitals.
The two deceased were identified as a young man and child in Aleppo, while the total number of injuries is 320, according to the organization.
Al Assad won the presidential election with 95.1 percent of the vote against the rejection of institutions such as the European Union, which have labeled the elections as fraudulent. However, countries like Venezuela or Iran have accepted the president’s triumph.
The National Coalition for the Forces of the Opposition and the Syrian Revolution (CNFORS), the main opposition coalition abroad, has expressed its opposition to the “farce” of the presidential elections.
The vote came after more than a decade of war and the elimination of opposition candidates, most of whom are in exile. The president only faced two little-known candidates who had little support in the country.