Civilian killed by the blast of a landmine of unknown origin in W. Hama governorate on July 16

A man, named as Hussein al Askar, was killed on July 16, 2021, when a landmine of so-far unknown origin exploded while he was herding sheep on farmland in Tal Malah in the western suburbs of Hama 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.