The Syrian Observatory For Human Rights

In search for truffle | 19 civilians including 12 women kil*led in landm*ine expl*osion in Al-Raqqa

Al-Raqqa province: Three women lost their lives due to the explosion of a landmine of war remnants hitting a group of workers searching for truffle in Al-Sabkha area in eastern Al-Raqqa countryside, raising the number of casualties to 19 civilians including 12 women and at least three people are injured.

Civilians within regime-held areas continue their search for a source of income to provide the needs of daily life, as many of them find in the “truffle” season an opportunity to earn their livelihood, heading to the areas where truffle is widespread in the Syrian desert, which is fraught with the danger of explosive mines and attacks by “ISIS”.
Accordingly, SOHR has documented the death of 77 civilians, including 19 women and 24 children, due to explosions of old landmines, unexploded shells and bombs across Syria since early 2024. In addition, 68 civilians, including four women and 39 children, sustained various injuries.

 

The casualties are distributed regionally as follows:

 

Regime-controlled areas: 64 fatalities, including 19 women and 12 children, and 49 injured civilians, including four women and 21 children. Among this toll, 44 truffle pickers, including 18 women and a child, were killed and 17 others including three women 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