المرصد السوري لحقوق الانسان
The Syrian Observatory For Human Rights

Old landmine explosion leaves one civilian dead and two others injured in Murek

SOHR activists have reported hearing an explosion in Murk area, which is controlled by regime forces in northern countryside of Hama, caused by a landmine left over from the Syrian war exploded on a agricultural land in Murk, killing a civilian working on the land and injuring two others.

An increasing number of people killed recently by a landmine, unexploded bombs, and collapse of war-damaged residential buildings in various Syrian areas and cities such as Homs, Hama Deir Ezzor, Aleppo, and southern Syria.

The Syrian Observatory has documented since January 2019 to date some 257 fatalities, including 65 women and 73 children. Of the total number, the Syrian Observatory documented the deaths of 44 people, including 30 women and five children, in their search and collect for “Syrian wild truffles”, which put their lives at risk, “Syrian wild truffles” grow in areas that are exposed to heavy rains and are sold at high prices.

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