Old ordnance | Landmine explosion injures civilian in southern Hama • The Syrian Observatory For Human Rights

Old ordnance | Landmine explosion injures civilian in southern Hama

Hama province: SOHR sources have reported the explosion of an old landmine in Al-Jenan village in the southern countryside of Hama, which injured a man who was taken to the hospital.

 

Observatory sources reported earlier today that an unexploded “bomb” exploded in a shop selling scrap in Taybat Al-Imam city in northern Hama, which killed two civilians and injured another.

 

Syrian Observatory activists have documented the death of 662 people, including 95 women and 239 children, by mines and IED explosions and the collapse of cracked residential buildings in several areas of the Syrian territory in different areas across Syria since early January 2019.

 

Among the total death toll, there are 112 persons, including 30 47 and 19 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.

 

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.

 

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