Child killed by a blast of an IED of so-far unknown origin in Afrin city in Aleppo suburbs on July 26

A 10-year-old child named as Ramadan Kamran Khalil was killed while four other civilians were injured, including two children and a woman, when an IED of so-far unknown origin exploded in Afrin city in the northern suburbs of Aleppo governorate on July 26, 2020. SNHR is still trying to contact witnesses to obtain more details of the incident. SNHR condemns all explosions of this nature which target and kill civilians in a brutal and indiscriminate manner, and calls on the governing forces in each area to bear responsibility for protecting civilians in the areas under their control, and to conduct investigations into all such incidents and reveal their findings to the public. Stability will not be achieved in Syria without achieving a political transition towards democracy implemented according to a strict timetable.