Child killed by the blast of a landmine in East Deir Ez-Zour suburbs on April 9

A child from al Boukamal city in the eastern suburbs of Deir Ez-Zour governorate, named as Amjad Shukri al Hamri, was killed on April 9, 2021, when a landmine of so-far unknown origin exploded near al Omar Oil field in the eastern suburbs of the governorate, which is controlled by Syrian Democratic 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.