Child killed by the blast of a landmine of unknown origin in S. Idlib governorate on August 11

A child from al Bara village in Jabal al Zaweya in the southern suburbs of Idlib governorate, named as Muhammad al Sahou, was killed on August 11, 2021, when a landmine of so-far unknown origin exploded on farmland near the village which is under the joint control of factions from the Armed Opposition and Hay’at Tahrir al Sham at the time of the incident.
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.