The Syrian Observatory For Human Rights

Old ordnance | Young man kil*led in landm*ine expl*osion in Al-Suwaydaa countryside

Al-Suwaydaa province: An 18 year-old young man died due to the explosion of a landmine of war remnants in southern Al-Suwaydaa countryside, while he was herding sheep.

It is worth noting that his family herd sheep and move to different areas in search of water and food for the sheep, where a member of the family was killed in a landmine explosion in 2018 in eastern Daraa countryside
Accordingly, SOHR has documented the death of 92 civilians, including 20 women and 29 children, due to explosions of old landmines, unexploded shells and bombs across Syria since early 2024. In addition, 96 civilians, including 12 women and 48 children, sustained various injuries.
The casualties are distributed regionally as follows:
Regime-controlled areas: 77 fatalities, including 20 women and 16 children, and 73 injured civilians, including 12 women and 26 children. Among this toll, 48 truffle pickers, including 18 women and a child, were killed and 28 others including nine women were injured.
SDF-held areas: 14 fatalities, including 13 children, and 18 injured children.
HTS-held areas: Four injured children.
Areas where Kurdish and regime forces are deployed: A young man was injured.
Areas controlled by pro-Turkey factions in “Euphrates Shield”: a civilian was killed.