Old ordnance | Explosion injures two children near displaced people camp, north of Idlib • The Syrian Observatory For Human Rights

Old ordnance | Explosion injures two children near displaced people camp, north of Idlib

SOHR activists say that two children were injured in the explosion of an unexploded projectile from previous shelling in Maryam camp near the town of Ma’rat Misrin, north of Idlib.

On March 20, the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights 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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