A child from Kafranbel city in south Idlib governorate, named as Sarhan Hussein Sarhan al Ebeidou, was killed, along with his father, on August 31, 2021, when a landmine of so-far unknown origin exploded while they were working on farmland in the outskirts of al Bara village in the governorate which is under the joint control of armed opposition factions and Hay’at Tahrir al Sham.
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.
Photo of the victim Hussein al Ebeidou