Old ordn-ance | Child ki-lled in eastern Deir Ezzor countryside
Deir Ezzor province: A 15-year-old boy was killed by the explosion of an old landmine while he was in the farmland of Al-Mariyah town in the eastern countryside of Deir Ezzor.
Old remnants in Syria continue to claim the lives of civilians in various provinces. Despite the high number of victims of the explosion of such ordnance, specifically in areas where armed conflicts have occurred. Meanwhile, there are no neither efforts by the regime nor international organizations concerned with the issue of old landmines and unexploded bombs or effective campaigns to raise the people’s awareness of the dangers of these ordinances.
Accordingly, SOHR has documented the death of 208 civilians, including ten women and 105 children, due to explosions of old landmines, unexploded shells and bombs across Syria since early 2022. In addition, 310 civilians, including 17 women and 185 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, four civilians were killed in the collapse of another building in Jubar neighbourhood and a child was killed in the collapse of a house in Adawan in Idlib countryside.