المرصد السوري لحقوق الانسان
The Syrian Observatory For Human Rights

Old ordnance | Landmine explodes injuring civilian in northern Hama countryside

The Syrian Observatory for Human Rights has documented the injury of a civilian, as a landmine left over from the Syrian war exploded on agricultural land in the town of Taibat al-Imam in northern Hama countryside.

Yesterday, SOHR activists documented the death of two children today in the explosion of an old landmine in Kafr Nasej town in the northern countryside of Daraa.

Meanwhile, another child sustained injuries after the explosion of an unexploded heavy machinegun bullet, while tampering with it in Jasim city in rural Daraa. 

Syrian Observatory activists have documented the death of 366 people, including 71 women and 109 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, who 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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