Civilian killed in a blast of landmine of unknown origin in Helfaya city in Hama suburbs on December 25

A man from Helfaya city in the northern suburbs of Hama governorate, named as Muhammad Jawhar al Saeed, was killed on December 25, 2020, when a landmine of so-far unknown origin exploded in a field in the northeast of the city. 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 all landmines planted there 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.