Two children were killed when a landmine of so-far unknown origin exploded in Souran city in Hama on Jun 27

The boys Khalil Jehad Khalil al Sheikh and Hussam Nasr al Sheikh Ahmad were killed on June 27, 2020, when a landmine of so-far unknown origin exploded in an agricultural land in the east of Souran city in the northern suburbs of Hama governorate. 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.