The body of a 60-year-old man, named as Abdul Razzaq al Othman, from al Bara village in south of Idlib governorate, was discovered on August 23, 2021, on his farmland in the vicinity of the village two days after he went missing. The evidence shows that he was killed by the blast of a landmine of unknown origin while he was working on his farm.
SNHR is still trying to contact witnesses 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.