A man, named as Abdul Qader Shaman al Turki, who worked as a shepherd, was killed on May 4, 2021, when a landmine of unknown origin exploded near a group of shepherds in Wadi al Ethib area in the eastern suburbs of Hama governorate, which is controlled by Syrian regime forces. The blast also killed approximately 30 sheep. 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.