Two children, brothers, killed by the blast of a landmine of unknown source in E. Deir Ez-Zour governorate on September 9

Two male children from al Mayadeen city in the eastern suburbs of Deir Ez-Zour governorate, named as Hussam and Wesam Hamoud al Khader, aged five and four respectively, were killed on September 9, 2021 when a landmine of so-far unknown source exploded in the city, which is controlled by Syrian regime forces. 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.