Child killed by blast of a landmine of unknown origin in al Sousa town in Deir Ez-Zour suburbs on September 18

A nine-year-old child, named as Naser Ahmad al Mashhour, from al Sousa town in the eastern suburbs of Deir Ez-Zour governorate, was killed on September 18, 2020, when a landmine of unknown origin exploded in Hawijet al Mushahada neighborhood in al Sousa town. 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.