المرصد السوري لحقوق الانسان
The Syrian Observatory For Human Rights

Old ordnance | Landmine explodes killing a child and injuring his brother in Sahl al-Ghab

SOHR sources say that a child was killed and his brother was injured in a landmine explosion left over from the war, near the village of Al-Ziyara in Sahl Al-Ghab, north-west of Hama.

Yesterday, the Syrian Observatory documented the death of a child and the injury of five members of one family, as a result of unexploded ordnance in a house.

The explosion caused extensive damage to the site and to surrounding houses.

An increasing number of people killed recently by a landmine, unexploded bombs, and collapse of war-damaged residential buildings in various Syrian areas and cities such as Homs, Hama Deir Ezzor, Aleppo, and southern Syria.

The Syrian Observatory has documented since January 2019 to date some 317 fatalities, including 65 women and 97 children. Of the total number, the Syrian Observatory documented the deaths of 45 people, including 30 women and five children, in their search and collect for “Syrian wild truffles”, which put their lives at risk, “Syrian wild truffles” grow in areas that are exposed to heavy rains and are sold at high prices.

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