During this period the use of live bullets increased to terrorise the citizens, some of whom were killed unjustifiably. On 22 September 2007, Abdul-Hadi Bistu was killed by the bullets of the police in Dummar in Rural Damascus, where he was present while the municipal labourers were demolishing an unlicensed house. The youth ‘Ammar Fandi (30) was killed, when the Security Forces assaulted his house in Latakia on 9 June 2007 and shot him with a cascade of bullets to kill him. An element of the Security Forces opened fire on a car running on the highway between al-Qamishli and al-Hasaka without warning, which resulted in the immediate death of Naser Mish’an al-Dhirb (30). The car halted and there got off Saleh Hammad al-Nazzal to protest against the death of his friend, whereupon the security element opened fire from a very short distance to kill him, too. On 2 November 2007, ‘Isa Khaleel Mulla Husain fell dead in the city of al-Qamishli when the authorities opened fire on the demonstrators protesting against the Turkish military multitudes at the borders of Northern Iraq, while several people were injured, such as Shyar Ali Khaleel, Bilal Husain Hasan and others.
On the morning of Friday, 2 June 2007, armed fighting took place in the wake of tension and a wide operation of detentions in the town of ‘Irbeen in Rural Damascus, during which were killed many juveniles of the district who were less than 17 years old. Among those who were killed were Wisam Dofash, Abdul-Rahman al-Sheikh Muhyiddin, Muhammad al-Qalish, Muhammad al-Buqa’i and another person from Al-Ton family.