The Syrian Observatory For Human Rights

In search of “truffle” | Woman kil*led in explo*sion of landm*ine of w*a*r remnants in Al-Raqqa Desert

Al-Raqqa province: A woman from Ghanem Al-Ali Village in Al-Raqqa countryside died affected by the severe wounds she sustained in the explosion of a landmine of war remnants, while collecting “truffle” in Ma’adan Town in eastern Al-Raqqa countryside.

Accordingly, SOHR has documented the death of 96 civilians, including 21 women and 29 children, due to explosions of old landmines, unexploded shells and bombs across Syria since early 2024. In addition, 99 civilians, including 12 women and 49 children, sustained various injuries.
The casualties are distributed regionally as follows:
Regime-controlled areas: 81 fatalities, including 21 women and 16 children, and 76 injured civilians, including 12 women and 27 children. Among this toll, 49 truffle pickers, including 19 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.