War ordinance | Three children killed and injured in landmine detonation in Deir Ezzor • The Syrian Observatory For Human Rights

War ordinance | Three children killed and injured in landmine detonation in Deir Ezzor

 

Deir Ezzor province: SOHR activists have documented the death of a child and the injury of two others, in an explosion of a remnant of war mine in Tab Harabash in Deir Ezzor city.

Syrian Observatory activists have documented the death of 664 people, including 95 women and 240 children, by mines and IED explosions and the collapse of cracked residential buildings in several areas of the Syrian territory across Syria since early January 2019.

Among the total death toll, there are 112 persons, including 47 women 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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