Including NDF members | Hundreds of truffle hunters head to Deir Ezzor desert, while landmine explosion kills civilian
SOHR activists have documented the death of a civilian from the western countryside of Deir Ezzor by the explosion of an old landmine, while he was collecting truffle in the south-western desert of Deir Ezzor.
Meanwhile, SOHR sources have reported that over 1,000 people from “Al-Bosaraya” tribe, including members of the National Defence Forces (NDF) headed to Deir Ezzor desert to search for truffle.
Accordingly, SOHR has documented the death of 74 civilians, including two women and 24 children, due to explosions of old landmines, unexploded shells and bombs across Syria since early 2023. In addition, over 143 civilians, including 36 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: 66 fatalities, including 18 children and three women, and 119 injured civilians, including 19 children and three women. There are 32 truffle pickers died, including a child and two women, and 82 others injured.
- “Euphrates Shield” area in east Aleppo countryside: One fatality, a child, and eight injured people: a woman and seven children.
- SDF-held areas: Three fatalities; three children, and ten injured civilians, including six children. There is a little truffle picker among the injured people.
- “Peace Spring” area in north Al-Raqqah countryside: A child was killed and another was injured.