Civilian killed in a blast of landmine of unknown origin in al Dab’a village in Homs suburbs on January 8

A man, named as Na’im Salim al Najjar, was killed on January 8, 2021, when a landmine of so-far unknown origin, exploded in while he was plowing a farmland in al Dab’a village near al Qsair city in the southwestern suburbs of Homs governorate. SNHR is still trying to contact witnesses to obtain more details of the incident. 

SNHR calls on the controlling 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