المرصد السوري لحقوق الانسان
The Syrian Observatory For Human Rights

Old landmine explosion leaves young man dead while searching and collecting for “Syrian wild truffles” in Deir ez-Zor

The Syrian Observatory has documented the death of a young man from the village of Abu Al-Nitil as result of an old landmine explosion left over from the war, exploded while he was collecting “Syrian wild truffles” in Al-Shula area, south of Deir ez-Zor.

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 45 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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