المرصد السوري لحقوق الانسان
The Syrian Observatory For Human Rights

About 80 people were killed and executed in 40 days by mines left behind by ISIS during its control of a vast areas of Syria

As the “Islamic State” organization’s influence was confined to the big enclave of the desert from the northeast of Palmyra up to the inside to the administrative borders of Deir Ezzor province, in addition to scattered groups north of al-Suwaidaa and in al-Sukhnah Desert, in the form of sleeping cells of thousands of members in different areas of the east and west of Euphrates river and the rest of the Syrian areas, the remnants which the Organization has left behind of IEDs and mines are still claiming the lives of Syrians, including many who are looking for a living in the desert and farmland, where the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights monitored within 40 days since the 17th of February 2019 until the 28th of March 2019; monitored the death of 61 people including 47 women and 8 children, they were killed by mines and IED explosions in several areas of the Syrian territory in Homs, Hama, and Deir Ezzor, and among the total number of casualties the Syrian Observatory documented the death of 34 people including 28 women and 3 children, also the Syrian Observatory documented the killing and execution of 16 members of the regime forces; as they were passing over minefield areas, or arrested by groups of ISIS and executed during their search and collection of the truffle which grows in the areas that is subjected to heavy rain, and it is sold at very high prices, while the IEDs and mines have also left tens of wounded since the second half of February until now, mostly citizen women, and their injuries varied between severe, amputations, middle, and simple wounds.

The Syrian Observatory published hours ago that a violent explosion was heard in Maarrat al-Nu’man city in the southern countryside of Idlib, it was caused by the explosion of a missile that had not exploded in the southern neighborhood of the city, which injured people including a woman, and the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights published on the 27th of March 2019 that the remnants of the war on Syria’s territory are still killing and wounding more people, within the controlled areas of the regime forces, the controlled areas of the factions and the controlled areas of the Syria Democratic Forces, and in every time, they leave more human losses, where the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights documented the death of about 10 persons after they had been injured in the area of Tal Jabin in the northern countryside of Aleppo, which is controlled by the regime forces and gunmen loyal to them, due to the explosion of mines of the remnants of the military operations in the area, the Syrian Observatory also monitored the explosion of a landmine in the vicinity of Al-Raqqah city which killed a child, north of Al-Raqqah city, where the “Islamic State” organization planted it previously, while the SOHR monitored the death of 3 members of the regime forces and gunmen loyal to them, in the explosion of landmines in them in the western countryside of Deir Ezzor, and the SOHR monitored in the past 48 hours, the explosion of a landmine in Hajin area in the eastern countryside of Deir Ezzor, which killed  a young man and injured a child with severe wounds that led to having his leg amputated, while a man and his pregnant wife were killed with 2 of their sons as a result of the explosion of a landmine in al-Tawwamiyyah village in Deir Ezzor countryside, the explosion also resulted in the injury of a woman from the same family.

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