المرصد السوري لحقوق الانسان
The Syrian Observatory For Human Rights

Old ordnance | Landmine explodes in regime-controlled village in northern Hama countryside

SOHR sources say that a landmine exploded near the Syrian regime-controlled village of Khattab in northern Hama province, killing a young man while grazing cattle, north of Tal Al-Nasiriyah in the burned Zor area.

Yesterday, the Syrian Observatory documented the injury of three children as a result of a landmine explosion left over from the war, in the regime-controlled village of Briddige in the northern countryside of Hama.

On August 8, the Syrian Observatory documented the death of a child and the injury of his brother in a landmine explosion left over from the war, near the village of Al-Ziyara in Sahl Al-Ghab, north-west of Hama.

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 318 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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