The Syrian Observatory For Human Rights

Sneaking into Turkey | Mother and her children injured in landmine explosion near borders in Ain Al-Arab

Aleppo province: SOHR activists have documented the injury of a woman and her four children who are all displaced from Afrin, due to the explosion of an old landmine, while they were trying to cross Turkish-Syrian borders from Ain Al-Arab (Kobani) side.

According to reliable SOHR sources, the family displaced to Ain Al-Arab (Kobani) on 2018, and while they were crossing the Turkish-Syrian borders a landmine exploded, causing the amputation of the mother’s leg and injury of her children severely, and they were transported to the hospital to receive proper medication.

Accordingly, SOHR has documented the death of 130 civilians, including ten women and 57 children, due to explosions of old landmines, unexploded shells and bombs across Syria since early 2022. In addition, 203 civilians, including 12 women and 107 children, sustained various injuries in the same period. Among the total death toll, a man and his son were killed in the collapse of a war-damaged building in Darya city in Rif Dimashq, as well as the death of four civilians in the collapse of another building in Jubar neighbourhood.