Old ordnance | Two children ki-lled in Al-Hammad desert • The Syrian Observatory For Human Rights
The Syrian Observatory For Human Rights

Old ordnance | Two children ki-lled in Al-Hammad desert

Two children, one aged 11, and the other nine, last Monday, were killed in Al-Khashoum area of Syria’s Al-Hammad desert following the explosion of an object of old ordnance when they were tampering with it, 200 metres from the tent in which they lived.

It is worth noting that the families of the two children reside temporarily in that area to herd sheep. The 11-year-old child is from Al-Sha’ab village, east of Al-Suwaydaa, and the nine-year-old child is from the Syrian desert.

 

Accordingly, SOHR has documented the death of 216 civilians, including ten women and 108 children, due to explosions of old landmines, unexploded shells and bombs across Syria since early 2022. In addition, 318 civilians, including 20 women and 190 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.