Two children from the same family were killed in a blast of landmine of unknown origin in al Sheikh Maskin city in Daraa on January 11

Two children, named as Tuqa Munir al Bashir and Yaman Akram al Bashir, aged 10 and 13 respectively, were killed while ten other children sustained various degree of injuries when a landmine of unknown origin exploded in al Sheikh Maskin city in the northern suburbs of Daraa governorate on January 11, 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 planted landmines 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.