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The Syrian Observatory For Human Rights

While searching for wild truffles | Two young men killed in landmine explosion in eastern Homs countryside

Homs governorate – Syrian Observatory for Human Rights:

The Syrian Observatory for Human Rights has documented the death of two young men, as a landmine exploded in their motorcycle while they were collecting wild truffles in the area of “Jazel” near Jabal Sha’er in the eastern countryside of Homs.

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 502 fatalities, including 77 women and 155 children. Of the total number, the Syrian Observatory documented the deaths of 122 people, including 47 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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