Child killed by the blast of munition remnants of unknown source in Aleppo governorate on October 7

A 15-year-old child, named as Hanan Murad Ahmad, was killed while two other civilians were injured on October 7, 2021 when cluster munitions left over from previous shelling of unknown source exploded in al Zeyara village which is administratively a part of Shirawa district in the northwestern suburbs of Aleppo governorate.

Such munitions continue to constitute a real long-term threat to the people of Syria. SNHR has issued a number of reports on cluster munitions and the dangers posed by the remnants of these and other weapons, in which we urged the provision of special equipment to help civilians in removing these explosive remnants.

SNHR has also documented the Syrian regime’s use of anti-personnel mines which will continue to constitute a grave threat to residents of these areas, particularly children, for many years to come. We have recorded hundreds of injuries caused by the explosion of remnants of cluster munitions, and the international community must intervene to protect civilians in Syria from these ongoing killing operations.