The Syrian Observatory For Human Rights

Old ordnance | Landmine explosion leaves boy dead in Salamiyah countryside in eastern Hama

Hama province: A 15 year-old boy was killed due to the explosion of an old landmine of war remnants in Tal’ada town in northern Salamiyah countryside in eastern Hama.


Accordingly, SOHR has documented the death of 16 civilians, including 15 children, due to explosions of old landmines, unexploded shells and bombs across Syria since early 2024. In addition, 25 civilians, including 22 children and a woman, sustained various injuries.


The casualties are distributed regionally as follows:


  • Regime-controlled areas: Nine fatalities, including eight children, and 17 injured civilians, including 17 women and 14 children.


  • SDF-held areas: Seven fatalities, seven children, and eight injured children.