The Syrian Observatory For Human Rights

Explosions of old ordnance | A child killed in Ain al-Arab countryside (Kobani)

On June 1, 2021
Aleppo province: SOHR activists have reported the death of a child due to the explosion of an old landmine in Karak village in Ain al-Arab countryside (Kobani) eastern Aleppo. The explosion has happened, while the child, belonging to Homs, was grazing cattle.
A week earlier, SOHR activists documented the death of a civilian in the explosion of an unexploded cluster bomb, while he was harvesting al-Mahlab cherry in the farms around al-Barah town in Jabal al-Zawiya southern of Idlib.
Syrian Observatory activists documented the death of 532 people, including 77 women and 169 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 126 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.