المرصد السوري لحقوق الانسان
The Syrian Observatory For Human Rights

Old ordnance | Landmine explodes in motorcycle in eastern Homs, killing two civilians

Homs Province – Syrian Observatory for Human Rights: SOHR activists have documented the death of two civilians after an old landmine exploded in their motorcycle in Sadd Al-Abyad area near Jabal Abu Al-Rajmayn in the eastern countryside of Homs, as they were going to search for truffle in the area.

 

Syrian Observatory activists have documented the death of 500 people, including 77 women and 155 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 121 persons, including 47 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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