The Syrian Observatory For Human Rights

Old ordnance | Two children and a man killed in two separate explosions

SOHR sources have reported that two children were killed and another one was injured in the explosion of an unexploded shell in Douma city in Rif Dimashq, on the road to Al-Duwayr.


On the other hand, a man was killed in the explosion of an old landmine near Sha’er area in the eastern countryside of Hama.


SOHR activists have documented the death of two young men from Abu Rudaini area of Al-Jarniyah district in the western countryside of Al-Raqqah due to the explosion of a landmine planted earlier by ISIS fighters in the area.


Accordingly, SOHR has documented the death of 27 civilians, including a woman and seven children, due to explosions of landmines and unexploded shells and bombs across Syria since early 2022. In addition, 32 civilians, including a woman and 21 children, sustained various injuries in the same period.


Syrian Observatory activists have documented the death of 685 people, including 96 women and 247 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.