The Syrian Observatory For Human Rights

Old ordnance | Landmine explosion injures two children in eastern Hama

SOHR activists have documented the injury of two children due to the explosion of an old landmine nearby Arshounah village in the eastern countryside of Hama, while they were picking capers. Is worth noting that capers are sold for high prices and picking capers is a source of income for some families during this season.


SOHR activists documented earlier this morning the death of a young man due to the explosion of an unexploded cluster bomb, while he was picking mahaleb cherry in farmlands surrounding al-Bara town in Jabal al-Zawiyah area in southern Idlib.


In mid-May, SOHR activists reported that a child sustained serious injuries due to the explosion of an unexploded cluster bomb in al-Najiyyah town in Jisr al-Shughour countryside in western Idlib.


It is worth noting that old ordnance and unexploded cluster bombs have been prevalent throughout Syria, especially the areas which experienced conflicts between opposition factions and regime forces.