Old ordnance | Landmine explodes near Khan Sheikhoun, killing two civilians and injuring others
The Syrian Observatory for Human Rights has monitored the explosion of a landmine left over from the Syrian war, in a car carrying workers near the town of Khan Sheikhoun, which is controlled by regime forces in the southern countryside of Idlib, killing two civilians and injuring others.
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 368 fatalities, including 71 women and 109 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.