The Syrian Observatory For Human Rights

Old ordnance | Landmine explosion kills young man in Hama countryside

Hama province: A young man was killed by the explosion of an old landmine, while ploughing his farmland in the regime-controlled district of Suran in Hama countryside.


Accordingly, SOHR has documented the death of 56 civilians, including seven women and 24 children, due to explosions of old landmines, unexploded shells and bombs across Syria since early 2024. In addition, 63 civilians, including a woman and 39 children, sustained various injuries.


The casualties are distributed regionally as follows:


  • Regime-controlled areas: 43 fatalities, including seven women and 12 children, and 44 injured civilians, including a woman and 21 children. Among this toll, 25 truffle pickers, including six women, were killed and 13 others were injured.


  • SDF-held areas: 13 fatalities, including 12 children, and 14 injured children.


  • HTS-held areas: Four injured children.


  • Areas where Kurdish and regime forces are deployed: A young man was injured.