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Tareq al-Hjeij killed by a landmine of an unidentified source in eastern rural Daraa governorate, September 25, 2023

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A 32-year-old man, identified as Tareq Abdul Rahman al-Hjeij, was killed on September 26, 2023, by the explosion of a landmine whose source we have not yet been able to identify, while he was harvesting his agricultural land in the vicinity of Kherbt Ghazala town in eastern rural Daraa governorate.

The area is under the control of Syrian regime forces. The Syrian Network for Human Rights (SNHR) is still trying to locate eyewitnesses to obtain more information about the incident.

We call on the controlling forces to uphold their responsibilities for protecting civilians in areas under their control, and to locate and remove landmines planted in these areas. We have documented hundreds of deaths and injuries resulting from landmine explosions, which pose a serious, long-term threat, especially to children, that will last for years to come.

Tareq al-Hjeij killed by a landmine of an unidentified source in eastern rural Daraa governorate, September 25, 2023