A child was killed in the explosion of a mine in Damascus suburbs governorate on August 13

A 12-year-old child, Midyan Ruslan al Abdullah from Arkis village of al Keswa city in Damascus suburbs governorate was killed and another child was wounded on August 13, 2022 by the explosion of a landmine planted by unknown parties while they were playing with other kids near the village, which is under the control of the Syrian regime forces.

SNHR is still trying to reach witnesses to the incident to obtain more details.

We demand that the controlling forces assume full responsibility for protecting civilians in the areas under their control, and that they determine the locations of all mines planted in these areas and remove them.

We have documented hundreds of deaths and injuries as a result of mine explosions; these munitions will continue to constitute a severe threat to the population of these areas in years to come, especially to children.

A child was killed in the explosion of a mine in Damascus suburbs governorate on August 13