The Syrian Observatory For Human Rights

Old ordnance | Child’s hand ampu*tated in unexploded ordnance explosion in Homs city

Homs province: A 13-year-old boy was critically injured, and his hand was amputated due to the explosion of an odd object in Wadi Al-Dhahab neighbourhood of Homs city in regime-held areas. The child has been transferred to Al-Basil hospital in Karm Al-Lawz for treatment.

Accordingly, SOHR has documented the death of 186 civilians, including ten women and 94 children, due to explosions of old landmines, unexploded shells and bombs across Syria since early 2022. In addition, 271 civilians, including 16 women and 153 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.