The Syrian regime and its Russian ally continue to kill and injure Syrian civilians, clearly violating the de-escalation agreement.
Yesterday, Sunday 22 January, a woman was killed by a regime missile strike against the village of Kafr Nuran, to the west of Aleppo in the country’s north.
On the same day, a Syrian child was killed by a mine in the Daraa Governorate, south of the country.
Another person was shot and killed by unknown assailants in the city of Jasim.
The child is 14-year-old Mahmoud Iyad al-Amer, who died in the town of Mahjah in the governorate’s north.
Al-Amer is the second child to be killed by a mine in Daraa this month. Another person was injured in the first incident.
The Syrian civil war began on 18 March 2011, when the regime launched a brutal crackdown on protests against human rights violations in the country.
Since then, the regime has granted citizenship to members of Iran-affiliated groups in return for their participation in the civil war.
Millions of displaced people now live in refugee camps in north and northwest Syria, having fled the regime’s bombardment of their villages, towns, and cities.
International humanitarian law prohibits targeting civilians and demands that states and other actors respect their physical and mental well-being.