Three children were reported killed in the explosion of a cluster bomb from previous bombing in Idlib city, Syria on June 9th, 2020.
The Syrian Observatory for Human Rights documented the the death of three children due to the explosion of an old bomb in Idlib city which is under the control of Hayyaat Tahrir Al-Sham.
The Syrian Civil Defense reported that “three children were playing in their garden in Idlib city, on Tuesday morning, June 9th when a cluster bomb from the remnants of a previous bombing on the city exploded.”.
The Syrian Network for Human Rights identified the three victims as Salah Ghajar, Rand Sa’ad al Din and Huthaifah Sa’ad al Din (Rand’s brother).
The Syrian Network for Human Rights said that “three children from Idlib city, named as Salah Ghajar, Rand Sa’ad al Din and Rand’s brother Huthaifah, were killed when a cluster munition left behind from previous bombing by Syrian- Russian alliance forces exploded while they were near a farm in al Jedar area in the southwest of Idlib city on June 9th.”
Local sources mentioned that the remnants of weapons constitute a real threat and danger to civilians and especially children in opposition held areas that were targets for airstrikes and shelling by the Syrian forces and the Russian forces. The Syrian Civil Defense said that “The regime and Russia have carried out 546 cluster bomb attacks on northern Syria from April 26th, 2019 to March 5th, 2020, thousands of which did not explode and have become temporary bombs threatening the lives of civilians, especially children.”
The incident occured in the morning.
The victims were named as:
Family members (2)
- Salah Ghajar Child male killed