Two children from the same family killed by the blast of a landmine of unknown source in E. Aleppo governorate on October 27

Two children, named as Hasan Hussein al Jasem al Merwa’i and Hamidi Shehadeh al Merwa’i, were killed on October 27, 2021, when a landmine of so-far unknown source exploded while they were herding sheep in the Badiya (desert area) of Maskana town in the eastern suburbs of Aleppo governorate, 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.