Civilian killed in the blast of a landmine of unknown origin in Lahaya village in Hama suburbs on March 12

A man from Souran city in the northern suburbs of Hama governorate, named as Mahmoud Jum’ah al Khaled, was killed on March 12, 2021 when a landmine of so-far unknown origin exploded while he was plowing farmland near Lahaya village in the northern suburbs of Hama governorate, an area controlled by Syrian regime forces. SNHR is still trying to contact witnesses to obtain more details of the incident.

SNHR calls on the controlling forces in each area to bear responsibility for protecting civilians in the areas under their control, to reveal the sites of all 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.