Child killed by the blast of a landmine of unknown origin in Damascus suburbs governorate on July 4

A 15-year-old child, named as Awwad Ali al Mheidi, from al Mayadeen city in the eastern suburbs of Deir Ez-Zour governorate, was killed on July 4, 2021, when a landmine of unknown origin exploded while he was herding sheep in Harasta city in Eastern Ghouta in east of Damascus suburbs governorate, which is controlled by Syrian regime forces.
SNHR is 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.