The Syrian Observatory For Human Rights

Two separate incidents | Explosions of war remnants leave two children injured in Deir Ezzor

Deir Ezzor province: A child sustained wounds in his body and eyes with shrapnel from the explosion of an unexploded metal object of war remnants, while he was playing with it near his house in Al-Jourah neighbourhood in Deir Ezzor city which is controlled by regime forces and their proxy militias. The child was taken to the hospital.

 

On the other hand, a four-year boy was injured by the explosion of an old landmine in Marrat town in the eastern countryside of Deir Ezzor, which is controlled by regime forces and their proxy militias. The child was taken to the hospital.

 

Accordingly, SOHR has documented the death of 37 civilians, including seven women and 17 children, due to explosions of old landmines, unexploded shells and bombs across Syria since early 2024. In addition, 46 civilians, including a woman and 30 children, sustained various injuries.

 

The casualties are distributed regionally as follows:

 

  • Regime-controlled areas: 28 fatalities, including eight children and seven women, and 37 injured civilians, including a woman and 21 children. Among the total death toll, there are 16 truffle pickers, including six women, were killed and nine others were injured.

 

  • SDF-held areas: Nine fatalities, nine children, and nine injured children.