Child killed by explosion of a landmine of unknown origin in the eastern Aleppo suburbs on June 29

A child from al Shu’iab village in the eastern suburbs of Aleppo governorate named as Emad al Shawwakh was killed while his brother was severely injured when a landmine of so-far unknown origin exploded in an area between the villages of al Sayyada and al Shu’aib on June 29, 2020. 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.