The Syrian Observatory For Human Rights

Old ordnance | Landmine explosion kil-ls civilian in western Deir Ezzor countryside

Deir Ezzor province: A young man was killed by the explosion of a landmine of war remnants in Al-Baghiliya village within regime-held areas western of Deir Ezzor.

Accordingly, SOHR has documented the death of 61 civilians, including two women and 19 children, due to explosions of old landmines, unexploded shells and bombs across Syria since early 2023. In addition, over 125 civilians, including 31 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: 55 fatalities, including 15 children and two women, and 105 injured civilians, including 18 children and three women. There are 30 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.