Old ordnance explosions in 2021 | 65 civilians, mostly women and children, killed throughout Syria
Old ordnance, including landmines and IEDs planted by military formations throughout Syria during the earlier military battles, has pose a considerable threat to the safety and lives of Syrian people. In winter, several civilians, especially workers, intensify their search for truffle, which grows in the areas that is subjected to heavy rain and it is sold at very high prices.
According to SOHR statistics, over 65 civilians, including 15 women and 22 children, have been killed due to the explosion of old landmines across Syria since the beginning of 2021, while over 33 other civilians sustained various injuries.
Among the total death toll, there are were 32 people, including 11 women and two children, killed while they were searching for truffle.
The latest explosions of old ordnance in people searching for truffle, which also left the largest number of fatalities, took place yesterday when two explosions took place in Wadi Al-Azeeb area in eastern Hama, which killed 18 people, including ten women, and injured six others.