A massacre of civilians was perpetrated by the blast of a landmine of unknown origin in Wadi al Atheeb city in Hama suburbs on March 7

At least 18 civilians, including 11 women, were killed on March 7, 2021, when a landmine of so-far unknown origin exploded near a car carrying a group of truffle collectors in the Wadi al Atheeb area in the eastern suburbs of Hama governorate which is under the control of 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.