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Conflict Incident Report

Husband 'Deliberately Wounds Himself' to Conceal Wife's Murder

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August 5, 2015
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Syrian Civilians/Refugees

A Syrian man has conspired to murder his wife in collaboration with a compatriot with the aim of marrying another woman and achieving financial gain, the Internal Security Forces announced on Wednesday. “Today at 4:10 am, an Infiniti SUV was involved in a shooting on the Fast Metn Highway,” the ISF said in a statement. The vehicle was carrying Syrian nationals M. J., 26, his wife F. A., 26, and the driver M. B., 29. The incident resulted in the death of the woman as her husband received a gunshot wound to the thigh, the statement said.
It said the husband and the driver have confessed to “plotting to murder the wife and get rid of her for financial motives and with the aim of allowing the husband to marry another woman.” “The driver opened fire from a pistol at the wife before firing a gunshot at the husband to conceal the crime and give investigators the impression that it was an armed robbery,” the ISF added.

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