The Syrian Observatory For Human Rights

More bodies found | The number of fata*lities in earlier landmine explo*sion in Salamiyah countryside increases to 14

Hama province: Four civilians were found dead due to the explosion of the old landmine which exploded on February 27 in the eastern countryside of Salamiyah in the eastern countryside of Hama, bringing the number of fatalities to 14 people, including a woman, while 14 others injured, including five in critical condition.


It is worth noting that war remnants are prevalent over large geographical areas across Syria, amid inaction by authorities and local organisations which have exerted no efforts to remove them.


Accordingly, SOHR has documented the death of 55 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: 49 fatalities, including 14 children and two women, and 99 injured civilians, including 15 children and three women. There are 27 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.