The Syrian Observatory For Human Rights

Old ordnance | Two civilians injured due to the explosion of old landmine in Manbij countryside in eastern Aleppo

Aleppo province: Two civilians sustained various injuries due to the explosion of an old landmine, while they were harvesting crops in Shash Hammdan village in Manbij countryside in eastern Aleppo countryside within SDF-held areas. The injured civilians were taken to the hospital for treatment.


It is worth noting that war remnants are prevalent over large geographical areas across Syria, amid inaction by authorities and local organisations which have exerted no efforts to remove them.


Accordingly, SOHR has documented the death of 102 civilians, including 21 women and 31 children, due to explosions of old landmines, unexploded shells and bombs across Syria since early 2024. In addition, 116 civilians, including 13 women and 59 children, sustained various injuries.


The casualties are distributed regionally as follows:


  • Regime-controlled areas: 85 fatalities, including 21 women and 17 children, and 81 injured civilians, including 12 women and 31 children. Among this toll, 49 truffle pickers, including a child and 19 women, were killed and 28 others, including nine women, were injured.


  • SDF-held areas: 15 fatalities, including 13 children, and 27 injured civilians, including a woman and 21 children.


  • HTS-held areas: One fatality, a child, and seven injured children.


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


  • “Euphrates Shield” area: A civilian was killed.


Among the total death toll, the Syrian Observatory documented the death of 68 civilians, including 12 children and 19 women, and the injury of 54 others, including ten women and 23 children, due to the explosions of landmines planted previously by ISIS, all in regime-controlled areas.