Child killed in a blast of landmine of unknown origin in al Sekhna city in Homs suburbs on Jan 10

A 12-year-old child, named as Thamer Fayez Jum’ah al Talal, from al Sekhna city in the eastern suburbs of Homs governorate, was killed on January 10, 2021, when a landmine of unknown origin exploded in 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 planted landmines and to remove them. We have documented hundreds of deaths and injuries resulting from mine explosions, which will continue to constitute a real threat to people, particularly children, for several years to come.