The Syrian Observatory For Human Rights

Old ordnance | Explosion of unknown object of war remnants leaves civilian injured in southern Hama countryside

Hama province: A civilian sustained various injuries due to the explosion of an unknown object of war remnants in agricultural land in southern Hama countryside within regime-held areas, where he was taken to the hospital for treatment.

 

Accordingly, SOHR has documented the death of 113 civilians, including 21 women and 38 children, due to explosions of old landmines, unexploded shells and bombs across Syria since early 2024. In addition, 127 civilians, including 13 women and 64 children, sustained various injuries.

 

The casualties are distributed regionally as follows:

 

  • Regime-controlled areas: 95 fatalities, including 21 women and 24 children, and 89 injured civilians, including 12 women and 34 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 28 injured civilians, including a woman and 22 children.

 

  • HTS-held areas: Two fatalities, a child and a man, and eight 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 55 others, including ten women and 23 children, due to the explosions of landmines planted previously by ISIS, all in regime-controlled areas.