The Syrian Observatory For Human Rights

While returning to Al-Shahbaa | Landmine explosion kills civilian in military region in Aleppo

Aleppo province: SOHR activists have documented the death of a 53 year-old civilian, due to the explosion of an old landmine near the frontlines between Turkish-backed factions and Kurdish forces in Shirawa district in Afrin countryside northern of Aleppo.

According to SOHR sources, a landmine planted by Turkish-backed factions has exploded in villages surrounding Al-Shahbaa areas, killing a civilian while he was returning from areas held by Turkish-backed factions towards Al-Shahbaa area in the military region on the road between Kaimar and Soghanka villages.

Accordingly, the death toll documented by Syrian Observatory activists since early January has risen to 19, including a child and a woman who were killed in an old landmine explosion of war ordnance, in addition to the injury of 28 persons, including a woman and 17 children.
Syrian Observatory activists have documented the death of 677 people, including 96 women and 242 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 are subjected to heavy rain, and it is sold at very high prices.