Old ordnance | Landmine explosion injures four children on the outskirts of Al-Bokamal • The Syrian Observatory For Human Rights
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Old ordnance | Landmine explosion injures four children on the outskirts of Al-Bokamal

Deir Ezzor Province – Syrian Observatory for Human Rights: SOHR activists have reported that four children sustained various injuries due to the explosion of an old landmine in an orchard on the outskirts of Al-Bokamal city in the eastern countryside of Deir Ezzor.

 

Yesterday, Observatory activists documented the death of a child and injury of his mother due to an unknown explosion in their house in Al-Izba area in the north of Deir Ezzor city. According to local sources, the explosion was caused by the explosion of old unexploded ordnance. Other sources suggested that the explosion took place after an artillery shell fell on the house, fired by forces stationed at Koniko gas field where International Coalition Forces and Syria Democratic Forces conduct joint drills.