Child killed by a blast of landmine of unknown origin in Wadi al Atheeb area in Hama suburbs on February 22

A 16-year-old boy, named as Ahmad Khlief al Khaled, was killed on February 22, 2021, when a landmine of unknown origin exploded in Wadi al Atheeb area in the eastern suburbs of Hama governorate which is controlled by Syrian regime forces. 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.