The Syrian Observatory For Human Rights

Old ordnance | Landmine explosion kills child and injures two others in Al-Bokamal city

Deir Ezzor province: A child was killed and two others were severely injured due to the explosion of an old landmine in Al-Ma’area area in Al-Bokamal  city.


The children hail from Al-Bokamal city which is controlled by regime forces and Iranian-backed militias.


It is worth noting that landmines were planted in the area by Iranian-backed militias.


Accordingly, SOHR has documented the death of 201 civilians, including 18 women and 53 children, due to explosions of old landmines, unexploded shells and bombs across Syria since early 2023. In addition, over 243 civilians, including 82 children and ten 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 15 injured civilians, including eight children and a woman.


  • Regime-controlled areas: 175 fatalities, including 37 children and 15 women, and 191 injured civilians, including 46 children and seven women. There are 89 truffle pickers died, including two children and ten women, and 109 others injured.


  • “Euphrates Shield” area in east Aleppo countryside: Four fatality, four children, and ten injured people: a woman and nine children.


  • SDF-held areas: 18 fatalities, including ten children and three women , and 26 injured civilians, including 18 children and a woman. There are two truffle pickers among the fatalities and a little truffle picker among the injured people.


  • “Peace Spring” area in north Al-Raqqah countryside: A child was killed and another was injured.