Child killed in a blast of landmine of unknown origin in Aleppo governorate on January 25

A 14-year-old boy, named as Muhammad Ezzat Hussein, was killed on January 25, 2021, when a landmine of so-far unknown origin exploded in a farmland located between the towns of Hayyan and al Zahraa in the northern suburbs of Aleppo 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.