A child was killed by the explosion of a landmine whose origin is so far unknown in Mazloum village in Deir Ez-Zour on May 25

The 16- year- old child, Murhaf Khader Ahmad al Hasan, from al Mray’iya village in the eastern suburbs of Deir Ez-Zour governorate, was killed on May 25, 2020, when the landmine, whose origin is so far unknown, exploded in Mazloum village in the eastern suburbs of Deir Ez-Zour governorate. SNHR is still trying to contact witnesses to obtain more details of the incident.

SNHR calls on the governing forces in each area to bear responsibility for protecting civilians in the areas under their control, to reveal the sites of planted landmines and to remove them. We have documented hundreds of deaths and injuries resulting from landmine explosions, which will continue to constitute a real threat to people, particularly children, for several years to come.