Two boys killed by the blast of a landmine whose source hasn’t yet been identified in Deir Ez-Zour city on December 11

Two children from Deir Ez-Zour city, named as Ali Hussian al Ali and Zakariya Faisal al Rashid, aged nine and eight respectively, were killed on December 11, 2021 by the blast of a landmine whose source hasn’t yet been identified in al Sena’a neighborhood in Deir Ez-Zour suburbs, 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.