Civilian killed by a landmine of unidentified source in western Hama governorate, January 29, 2023

Anas Ahmad Addul Karim from al-Lejj village in the western suburbs of Idlib governorate, was killed on January 29, 2023, by a landmine whose source we have not yet been able to identify, while he was cultivating agricultural land to the east of al-Qahera village in the Sahl al-Ghab area in Hama governorate’s western suburbs. The area was under the joint control of armed opposition factions and Hay’at Tahrir al-Sham (HTS) at the time of the attack.

The Syrian Network for Human Rights is still trying to locate eyewitnesses to obtain more information.

We call on the controlling forces to uphold their responsibilities to protect civilians in their areas, and to locate and remove landmines planted in these areas.

We have recorded hundreds of deaths and injuries from the explosion of landmines, which pose a long-term, serious threat, especially to children, which will last for years to come.

Source: Syrian Network