The Syrian Observatory For Human Rights

While herding livestock | Three children injured by landmine explosion in Al-Bokamal countryside

Deir Ezzor province: Three children, aged between 13-15 years, were injured, due to the explosion of an old landmine, while they were herding livestock in Al-Suwaiaaha village, in Al-Bokamal city in Deir Ezzor countryside, within areas controlled by regime forces and Iranian militias, where the injured were taken to the hospital for treatment.
Accordingly, SOHR has documented the death of 255 civilians, including 24 women and 80 children, due to explosions of old landmines, unexploded shells and bombs across Syria since early 2023. In addition, over 356 civilians, including 129 children and 19 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 30 injured civilians, including 21 children and three women.
– Regime-controlled areas: 205 fatalities, including 49 children and 17 women, and 240 injured civilians, including 62 children and ten 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 13 injured people: a woman and 12 children.
– SDF-held areas: 39 fatalities, including 24 children and seven women, and 61 injured civilians, including 29 children and four women. 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.