Massacre in a blast of a landmine near Rasm al Ahmar village in Hama suburbs on February 27

At least five women were killed while 11 other civilians were injured on February 27, 2021, when a landmine of unknown origin exploded near a car carrying a group of workers collecting truffles near Rasm al Ahmar village in the northeast of Salamiya city 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 landmines planted there 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.