Child killed by blast of landmine of unknown origin in Kanakhir village in Raqqa suburbs on September 14

A five-year-old boy, named as Omar Saleh al Awwad, from Kanahir village, which is administratively a part of Ein Eisa city in the northern suburbs of Raqqa governorate, was killed on September 14, 2020, while his father was injured, by the explosion of a landmine of unknown origin in the village. 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.