Child killed in blast of remnants left over from previous shelling in Daraa city on September 26

A child named as Murad Ja’aatah was killed on September 26, 2020, when a munition amongst remnants left over from previous shelling of unknown origin exploded in al Tareeq al Sadd neighborhood in Daraa city. We are unable to identify the type of munition up to the writing of this news. Such munitions will continue to constitute a real threat to people. SNHR has issued a number of reports on cluster munitions and the remnants of other weapons, in which we urged the provision of special equipment to help civilians in removing these explosive remnants.
SNHR has also documented the Syrian regime’s use of anti-personnel mines which will continue to constitute a grave threat to residents of these areas, particularly children, for many years to come. We have recorded hundreds of injuries caused by the explosion of remnants of cluster munitions, and the international community must intervene to protect civilians in Syria from these ongoing killing operations.