The Syrian Observatory For Human Rights

Afrin countryside | Woman dies of injuries sustained in landmine explosion in Raju district

The Syrian Observatory for Human Rights has documented the death of a woman of her wounds sustained earlier my a landmine explosion, left over from the war, in Raju area in Afrin countryside in north-west Aleppo, while she was working on her land with her husband before the landmine exploded and seriously injured her.

In this context, a landmine exploded this morning, left over from the war, in the village of Beit Tima in Qatana area in the south-western Damascus countryside, injuring one civilian.

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 358 fatalities, including 71 women and 106 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.