Children killed in a blast of landmine of unknown origin in al Dwair village in Deir Ez-Zour on January 6

Three children from the same family were killed when a landmine of so-far unknown origin exploded in al Dwair village which is administratively a part of al Boukamal city in the eastern suburbs of Deir Ez-Zour suburbs on January 6, 2021. 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.