Civilian killed in explosion of a landmine of unknown origin in Deir Ez-Zour on December 11

A man from Raqqa governorate was killed when a landmine of so-far unknown origin exploded in the Badiya (desert area) of al Sousa town in the eastern suburbs of Deir Ez-Zour governorate on December 11, 2020. 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.