Child killed by a shell fired at Khsham town in Deir Ez-Zour suburbs on January 9

A child from Khsam town in the eastern suburbs of Deir Ez-Zour governorate, named as Ahed Hani al Toukan, was killed on January 9, 2021, when a mortar shell fell on the town, fired from the Conoco gas field which is located in the Badiya (desert area) of Khsham town where Syrian Democratic Forces and US-led Coalition forces are stationed.
SNHR is so far unable to identify which party is responsible for the killing of the child. We condemn all attacks of this nature which target and kill civilians.