Old unexploded ordnance kills nearly 250 civilians mostly children and women in 14 months • The Syrian Observatory For Human Rights

Old unexploded ordnance kills nearly 250 civilians mostly children and women in 14 months

SOHR activists have documented the death of a civilian as an old landmine exploded while he was lifting barriers and rubbles by his vehicle, in the eastern part of Aleppo city. Three other civilians were also killed a few days ago due to a landmine explosion in Murek area in the northern countryside of Hama.

Syrian Observatory activists have documented the death of 249 people including 65 women and 68 children, by mines and IED explosions and the collapse of cracked residential buildings in several areas of the Syrian territory in Homs, Hama, Deir Ezzor, Aleppo and the Syrian South since early January 2019.

Among the total death toll, there are 44 persons, including 30 women and five children, were killed 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.

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