The Syrian Observatory For Human Rights

War ordinance | Five children sustained serious injuries in landmine explosion in Afrin countryside

Aleppo province: SOHR activists have reported an explosion of an old landmine of remnants of war in Maabatli district in Afrin countryside, northwest of Aleppo, seriously injuring five children. The victims were transferred to field hospitals in the area.

SOHR calls on all the relevant international organisations to work on the immediate neutralising and removal of unexploded war ordnance in Syrian. Explosive remnants of war (ERW) are a serious problem that need to be addressed urgently. SOHR would like to see, as a first step, the immediate involvement of international organisation in raising the awareness of local Syrians of the dangers of ERW.