Two civilians killed in the blast of a landmine in west Deir Ez-Zour governorate on April 9

Two civilians, named as Jehad Hussein Saleh al Talab and Majd Hussein al Sumran, from al Jalaldeh village in the western suburbs of Deir Ez-Zour governorate, were killed on April 9, 2021, when a landmine of so-far unknown origin exploded while they were in the Badiya (desert area) in the western 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.