المرصد السوري لحقوق الانسان
The Syrian Observatory For Human Rights

Landmine explosions | Nearly ten workers injured while picking pistachio in northern Hama

SOHR activists have documented the injury of eight people working in workshops for picking pistachio, some seriously, after the explosion of an old landmine in the regime-controlled village of M’aarkaba in the northern countryside of Hama. The injured workers have been taken to hospitals in Hama city.

 

On August 11, two sibling children were killed in the explosion of an old landmine, east of the regime-controlled city of Palmyra in the eastern countryside of Homs.

 

Syrian Observatory activists have documented the death of 321 people including 65 women and 99 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 45 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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