Civilians killed by the blast of landmine of so-far unknown origin in eastern Hama governorate on March 17

Three civilians, named as Abdullah Ayed al Khaled, and Hamzah Nyoutel al Omar and his wife Azizeh Ayed al Khaled, were killed on March 17, 2021, by the explosion of a landmine of so-far unknown origin, which exploded while they were collecting truffles near al Shakousiya village 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.