The Syrian Observatory For Human Rights

Old ordnance | Landmine explosion leaves civilian injured in eastern Deir Ezzor countryside

Deir Ezzor province: A civilian sustained various injuries due to the explosion of an old landmine, while herding cattle on the vicinity of Al-Jala’a town in eastern Deir Ezzor countryside within regime-held area. The injured civilian was taken to the hospital for treatment


Accordingly, SOHR has documented the death of 239 civilians, including 21 women and 73 children, due to explosions of old landmines, unexploded shells and bombs across Syria since early 2023. In addition, over 321 civilians, including 118 children and 14 women, sustained various injuries.


The casualties are distributed regionally as follows:


  • Areas controlled by Hayyaat Tahrir Al-Sham and opposition factions in Idlib: Four fatalities; including a child, and 23 injured civilians, including 16 children and a woman.


  • Regime-controlled areas: 195 fatalities, including 44 children and 17 women, and 241 injured civilians, including 63 children and nine women. There are 89 truffle pickers died, including two children and ten women, and 109 others injured.


  • “Euphrates Shield” area in east Aleppo countryside: Five fatality, five children, and 11 injured people: a woman and ten children.


  • SDF-held areas: 33 fatalities, including 22 children and four women, and 37 injured civilians, including 27 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 and a man were killed and five other persons, including two children, were injured.


  • “Olive Branch” area: Four persons, including two women, were injured.