Civilians from the same family killed by the blast of a landmine of unknown origin in NW. Hasaka governorate on August 19

Three civilians from the same family, including a child, from Abu Khashab village in the north of Deir Ez-Zour governorate, were killed on August 19, 2021, when a landmine of so-far unknown origin exploded near al Qashqa village which is administratively a part of Ras al Ein city in the northwestern suburbs of Hasaka governorate, which is controlled by the Syrian National Army.
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.