Unseen Snipers in the Syrian Conflict

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Unseen snipers, presumed to be "regime," have had an immense impact on events in almost every violence-plagued Syrian city over the last 31 months. From the first alleged snipers to open fire on protesters (and police and soldiers) in Deraa to the daily downing of citizens in Aleppo's "crossing of death" Karaj al-Hajez, these murky killers have helped manifest the opposition's narrative of a randomly brutal government that must be overthrown. The select incidents and patterns we're able to look at will be discussed on the the talk page and then perhaps summarized to some extent below.

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  • Беспорядки в Басре (Disorders in Basra) -Cassad, 5 September, 2018
    ...7.During the protests, a sniper was caught, who fired at both the protesters and the security forces of Iraq. Iraqi police note the work of provocateurs inciting and channeling riots against specific targets
    Source is not provided and not found. PM Haider al-Abadi comments (here) are overall consistent but not a direct confirmation.