المرصد السوري لحقوق الانسان
The Syrian Observatory For Human Rights

Landmine explosion | Civilian dies in rural Hama

Hama Province – Syrian Observatory for Human Rights: SOHR activists have documented the death of a civilian from Al-Lataminah due to the explosion of an old landmine in the west of Al-Sayyad town in the northern countryside of Hama.

 

It is worth noting that old unexploded ordnance are largely prevalent in Hama countryside where former battles took place between regime forces and opposition factions. Besides, ISIS had planted large number of landmines during their control of the area.

 

Syrian Observatory activists have documented the death of 450 people, including 72 women and 144 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 99 persons, including 45 women and six 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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