The Syrian Observatory For Human Rights

War remnant | Eight civilians ki*lled and more than 35 others injured by explo*sion of landmine while going to pick “truffle” in western Deir Ezzor

Deir Ezzor province: Eight people were killed and more than 35 others sustained various injuries due an old landmine that exploded under their truck while they were going to pick “truffle” in Kabajeb area in the western countryside of Deir Ezzor.


Accordingly, SOHR has documented the death of 51 civilians, including two women and 18 children, due to explosions of old landmines, unexploded shells and bombs across Syria since early 2023. In addition, over 118 civilians, including 28 children and four women, sustained various injuries.


The casualties are distributed regionally as follows:


  • Areas controlled by Hayyaat Tahrir Al-Sham and opposition factions in Idlib: Three fatalities; including a child, and five injured civilians, including three children.


  • Regime-controlled areas: 45 fatalities, including 14 children and two women, and 99 injured civilians, including 15 children and three women. There are 23 truffle pickers died, including a child and a woman and 73 others injured.


  • “Euphrates Shield” area in east Aleppo countryside: One fatality, a child, and six injured people: a woman and five children.


  • SDF-held areas: Two fatalities; two children, and seven injured civilians, including three children. There is a little truffle picker among the injured people.


  • “Peace Spring” area in north Al-Raqqah countryside: Two injured civilians, two children.