Children from the same family were killed in a blast of a landmine of unknown origin in al Hamdan village in Deir Ez-Zour on Jan 11

Three children from the same family (two brothers named as Omar and Yousef Suleiman Talal al Ma’idi and Fahd Malek al Abboud al Ma’idi), were killed on January 11, 2021, when a landmine of so-far unknown origin exploded in al Hamdan village which is administratively a part of al Boukamal city in the eastern suburbs of Deir Ez-Zour suburbs. 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.