The Syrian Observatory For Human Rights

Old ordnance | Landmine explosion injures two children in Homs city

Syrian Observatory sources have reported that an old landmine exploded in “Al-Nazeheen” neighbourhood in Homs city, which injured two children. On January 19, SOHR activists documented the deaths of two children as a result of the explosion of an old landmine, while they were shepherding sheep on the outskirts of Al-Qaryatain city in the Syrian desert in south-east Homs countryside.


Syrian Observatory activists have documented the death of 423 people, including 71 women and 137 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.