A man named as Muhammad Mahmoud al Abdullah, a worker of picking olives from Souran city in the northern suburbs of Hama governorate, died on November 4, 2020, due to wounds sustained on October 28, 2020, when a landmine of so-far unknown origin exploded near a car carrying the olive-pickers in farmland near Khan Sheikhoun city in the southern suburbs of Idlib governorate. SNHR notes that the explosion also resulted in the death of four other workers. We are 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.