A civilian was killed by the explosion of a landmine whose origin is so far unknown in Khan Sheikhoun city in Idlib on May 26

Samir Abdul Hamid Qteit from Souran city in the northern suburbs of Hama governorate was killed on May 26, 2020, when a landmine of so-far unknown origin exploded while he was working in his agricultural land near Khan Sheikhoun city in the southern suburbs of Idlib 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.