The Syrian Observatory For Human Rights

Victims of old ordnance | Four siblings killed in unexploded ordnance explosion in Bensh city

Idlib province: SOHR activists have reported that the death toll of the explosion of old ordinance in an uninhabited flat where the victims live in the same residential building, has risen to four children of one family in Benish city in Idlib countryside.

According to SOHR sources, there were old landmines and unexploded ordnance planted in the house, before the house was inhabited by the family.

The owner of the house, who lives in Turkey for two and a half years, said that he had been accommodating displaced families free of charge in his house.

A few hours ago, SOHR activists reported that an explosion rocked Benish city, east of Idlib due to the explosion of old landmines and unexploded ordnance in the house of a displaced family, killing three children and injuring four people, of one family.

Accordingly, SOHR has documented the death of 176 civilians, including ten women and 91 children, due to explosions of old landmines, unexploded shells and bombs across Syria since early 2022. In addition, 255 civilians, including 16 women and 143 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.