المرصد السوري لحقوق الانسان
The Syrian Observatory For Human Rights

Old ordnance | Explosion results in the amputation of child’s foot east of Deir ez-Zor

The Syrian Observatory for Human Rights has documented the injury of a child, as a result of the explosion of a shell left over from the Syrian war, in the town of Al-Soussa in eastern countryside of Deir ezzor. The child’s foot was amputated due to the explosion.

Yesterday, SOHR sources said that the remnants of the Syrian war continue to claim more lives in various areas in Syria, especially children.

Since the beginning of the first month of 2021, the Syrian Observatory has documented the deaths of 13 children in old ordnance and the landmine explosions left over from the Syrian war.

Here is a list of dates and number of children killed in old ordnance explosions:

On January 1, the Syrian Observatory documented the death of a child of his wounds sustained in a cluster bomb explosion left over from previous shelling on the town of Sarmin in eastern countryside of Idlib.

On January 2, the Syrian Observatory documented the death of a child of his wounds sustained in a landmine explosion in the middle of the landfills, while he was collecting plastic and scrap in the village of Abu Hardoub in western Deir ez-Zor countryside.

On January 5, the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights documented the death of two children in a landmine explosion left over from the war, in the village of Um al-Baramil, located in eastern countryside of Ain Issa, in northern countryside of Raqqa.

On January 6, two children were killed when in a landmine explosion left over from ISIS in the village of Al-Dweir, which is under the control of regime forces in Deir ez-Zor eastern countryside.

On January 9, the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights documented the death of a child in a bomb explosion left over from the war near Tafas city in western countryside of Daraa.

On January 10, the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights documented the death of a child from al-Sokhna area in eastern Homs countryside, as a result of a landmine explosion left over from the war, near the city of Al-Sokhna.

On January 11, the Syrian Observatory documented the death of three children, as a result of the explosion of a minefield in al-Hamdan desert near al-Bukamal city in eastern countryside of Deir al-Zour. On the same day, the Syrian Observatory documented the death of a child and a little girl, as a result of a landmine explosion left over from the war, on the outskirts of al-Sheikh Miskin city in Daraa countryside.

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 421 fatalities, including 71 women and 135 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.

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