12-year-old boy, identified as Abdul Hay Jumaa al-Adib from al-Kendarliya village in eastern rural Aleppo governorate, was killed on November 18, 2023, by the explosion of a cluster bomblet left by previous bombardment by Syrian-Russian alliance forces while he was herding sheep on agricultural land north of al-Masa Camp in a rural area nearby Qebbasin town in eastern rural Aleppo governorate. The explosion also injured three other children, one of them critically. The area is under the control of the Syrian National Army (SNA).
The Syrian Network for Human Rights (SNHR) notes that war remnants continue to pose a serious threat to civilians’ lives. We have released numerous reports on cluster munitions and other war remnants, calling for securing equipment to help local residents safely dispose of the various explosive remnants. We have recorded the use of anti-personnel landmines APLs) by Syrian regime forces, which poses a serious threat to residents for years to come, especially children. We have recorded hundreds of injuries that resulted from cluster munition remnants. The international community must intervene to protect the civilians in Syria from the ongoing bloodbath.