The Syrian Observatory For Human Rights

War remnants | Landmine explo*sion ki*lls 15 sheep and injures shepherd in town in Deir Ezzor

Deir Ezzor province: A 17-year-old shepherd sustained wounds in different parts of his body and 15 sheep died due to the explosion of an old landmine in Marat town in the northern countryside of Deir Ezzor, the shepherd was taken to a hospital for treatment. 


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 126 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.