The Syrian Observatory For Human Rights

Old ordnance explosions | Three children killed and three others injured in different areas across Syria in 24 hours

SOHR sources have documented the death of a 14-year-old boy in the explosion of an old landmine in T4 area in the eastern countryside of Homs.


Accordingly, the number of people who were killed in explosions of old ordnance since morning to three, all children. Also, three other children were injured in these explosion.


SOHR activists had documented serious injuries to three children due to the explosion of an unexploded shellin Afrin countryside in eastern Aleppo, while collecting scrap.


Earlier this morning, Observatory activists documented the death of two sibling children due to the explosion of an old landmine in the est of Aqareb village in east Hama countryside, while they were herding sheep in the region.


Accordingly, SOHR has documented the death of 22 civilians, including a woman and five child, due to explosions of landmines and unexploded shells and bombs across Syria since early 2022. In addition, 31 civilians, including nine children, sustained various injuries in the same period.


Syrian Observatory activists have documented the death of 680 people, including 96 women and 245 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 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.