Child killed by the blast of weapons remnants in NE. Daraa governorate on August 30

A child from Soor town in the northeastern suburbs of Daraa governorate, named as Muhmmmad Hakem Sayel, was killed and another child was injured on August 30, 2021 by the blast of munitions left over from previous shelling by Syrian regime forces in al Laja area in the northeastern suburbs of the governorate.

Such munitions continue to constitute a real long-term threat to the people of Syria. SNHR has issued a number of reports on cluster munitions and the dangers posed by the remnants of these and other weapons, in which we urged the provision of special equipment to help civilians in removing these explosive remnants.

SNHR has also documented the Syrian regime’s use of anti-personnel mines which will continue to constitute a grave threat to residents of these areas, particularly children, for many years to come. We have recorded hundreds of injuries caused by the explosion of remnants of cluster munitions, and the international community must intervene to protect civilians in Syria from these ongoing killing operations.