Child killed by remnants from an old bombardment in northern Hama, November 19

A ten-year-old boy named Taher Mahmoud Abdul Rahman al-Jarban was killed and his brother was wounded on November 19, 2022, by remnants from previous bombardment which exploded on the road connecting Souran city and Kawkab Shamal village in northern Hama governorate. We have not yet been able to identify the source of the remnants.

The Syrian Network for Human Rights stresses that the remnants of such weapons continue to pose a serious threat to civilians’ lives. We have released numerous reports on the issue of cluster munitions and other weapon remnants, in which we called for providing the necessary equipment to help local residents with removing explosive remnants.

We have documented the repeated use of antipersonnel landmines by Syrian regime forces, which continue to pose a major, long-term threat to residents, especially children, which will last for years.

We have recorded hundreds of injuries resulting from these weapons and cluster munitions remnants. The international community needs to intervene to protect civilians in Syria from the ongoing bloodbath in Syria.

Child killed by remnants from an old bombardment in northern Hama, November 19