Child killed by the blast of a landmine of unknown origin on the outskirts of Afrin city in Aleppo suburbs on March 20

A child, named as Hasan al Hanash, was killed on March 20, 2021, when a landmine of so-far unknown origin exploded on farmland in the outskirts of Afrin city in the northern suburbs of Aleppo governorate, which is controlled by the Syrian National Army. 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.