The Syrian Observatory For Human Rights

Old ordnance | Explo*sion of landmine ki*lls civilian in eastern countryside of Deir Ezzor

Deir Ezzor province: A civilian was killed due to the explosion of an old landmine which exploded under his car in the vicinity of Al-Boulil town east of Deir Ezzor within regime-held areas.


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 62 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: 56 fatalities, including 15 children and three 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.