Old ordnance | Landmine explosion injures five people in eastern Hama • The Syrian Observatory For Human Rights

Old ordnance | Landmine explosion injures five people in eastern Hama

SOHR activists have documented the death of five people, including at least one child, due to the explosion of an old landmine in Wadi Al-Azeeb area which is under the control of regime forces in Sallamiyyah countryside in eastern Hama.

 

Yesterday, Observatory activists documented the death of a man, as a result of the explosion of an old landmine on agricultural land in the village of Al-Magheer, which is under the control of regime forces in the northern countryside of Hama.

 

SOHR activists had documented the death of two children from Um Huwaish village in the western countryside of Tel Abyad in northern Al-Raqqah, after the explosion of an unexploded shell while they were tampering with it.

 

On the other hand, an old landmine exploded in Al-Jalaa district in Al-Bokamal countryside in eastern Deir Ezzor, injuring a man from the area and his son.

 

Syrian Observatory activists have documented the death of 478 people, including 72 women and 151 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 112 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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