A civilian was killed in the explosion of a mine in eastern Idlib governorate on Aug 13

Amer Hussein al Asmar from Helfaya city in the northwestern suburbs of Hama governorate was killed on August 13, 2022 by the explosion of a landmine planted by unknown parties while he was harvesting the figs crop at a farm in al Nayrab village in eastern Idlib governorate, which is under the joint control of the Hay’at Tahrir al Sham and factions of the armed opposition, and is considered close to the front lines with 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 civilian was killed in the explosion of a mine in eastern Idlib governorate on Aug 13