Old ordnance | Landmine explodes killing child in Afrin, north-west of Aleppo • The Syrian Observatory For Human Rights

Old ordnance | Landmine explodes killing child in Afrin, north-west of Aleppo

Aleppo Governorate – The Syrian Observatory for Human Rights:

The Syrian Observatory for Human Rights has documented the death of a child, as a result of a landmine explosion left over from the war, in the Zaidiya neighbourhood in Afrin, which is controlled by Turkish forces and and the “National Army” factions, north-west of Aleppo.

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 487 fatalities, including 74 women and 153 children. Of the total number, the Syrian Observatory documented the deaths of 112 people, including 45 women and six 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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