Child killed in a blast of landmine of unknown origin in al Mray’iya village in Deir Ez-Zour on Jan 17

A child from al Mray’iya village in the eastern suburbs of Deir Ez-Zour governorate, named as Omar Attallah Ramadan al Hubbal, was killed on January 17, 2021, when a landmine of unknown origin exploded in the village. 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.