Two children killed in a blast of landmine of unknown origin in al Qaryatein city in Homs suburbs on January 19

Two children, named as Wael Zuhair al Awad and Muhammad al Fajr, aged respectively seven and eight years old, were killed on January 19, 2021, when a landmine of so-far unknown origin exploded in al Qaryatein city in the southeastern suburbs of Homs 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 all landmines planted there 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.