Civilian killed in a blast of landmine of unknown origin in al Twayhina village in Hama suburbs on January 14

A man, named as Abdul Hamid al Mamdouh al Karkh, was killed on January 14, 2021 when a landmine of unknown origin exploded in al Twayhina village in the eastern suburbs of Hama governorate. 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.