Civilian killed in a blast of landmine of unknown origin in Hama governorate on January 1

A man from Ma’an village in the northeastern suburbs of Hama governorate, named as Ayyoub Ahmad Salameh, was killed on January 1, 2021, when a landmine of unknown origin exploded beside a tractor which he was using to plow his land in Hwair area near Ma’an village. 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.