Child killed by the blast of a landmine of so-far unknown origin in E. Aleppo governorate on October 23

A fifth-grade-aged child, named as Ahmad al Khamis, from Rasm al Harmal al Kabir village in east of Aleppo governorate, was killed on October 23, 2021, when a landmine of so-far unknown source exploded while he was on farmland in Wadi al Meklaf village which is administratively a part of Manbej city in the eastern suburbs of Aleppo governorate, which is controlled by Syrian Democratic 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.