2 children, brothers, killed by the blast of a landmine of unknown origin in N. Raqqa suburbs on July 2

Children brothers, named as Muhammad and Omar Hasan al Awwad, aged 12 and 10 respectively, were killed on July 2, 2021, when a landmine of so far unknown origin exploded in Mazra’et al Rawda area which is administratively a part of Hazima village in the northern suburbs of Raqqa governorate which is controlled by Syrian Democratic Forces.
SNHR still trying to contact witnesses and survivors 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.