Civilian killed by a blast of landmine of unknown origin in E. Hama governorate on February 17

On February 17, 2021, a landmine of unknown origin exploded near civilian workers collecting truffles in Wadi al Atheeb area in the east of al Sa’an town in the eastern suburbs of Hama governorate, which is controlled by Syrian regime forces, killing Hussein al Sfouq al Da’our and injuring other workers. 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 mine explosions, which will continue to constitute a real threat to people, particularly children, for several years to come.