المرصد السوري لحقوق الانسان
The Syrian Observatory For Human Rights

Old ordnance | Landmine explosion kills child in Manbij

Syrian Observatory activists have documented the death of a child in the explosion of an old landmine in Al-Oshariyyah village in the north-eastern countryside of Manbij. Yesterday, Observatory activists reported the explosion of an old unexploded shell in Al-Majari area near Al-Mayadeen city in the eastern countryside of Deir Ezzor. The explosion injured two children seriously and they were taken later to the hospital.

 

Syrian Observatory activists have documented the death of 376 people, including 71 women and 112 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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