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65 people killed by ISIS landmines in less than two months

Syria civil war

Number of people killed by landmines planted by ISIS reached 65 persons, during one and half months, in different regions across Syria, The Syrian Observatory for Human Rights said.

In a report, SOHR said two children below the age of 18 were killed as a landmine exploded on Saturday due to rainfall in Raqqa city. They succumbed to death on Sunday.

Two other bodies were found on Saturday after a landmine went off in Al-Sheikh Nasser village in the countryside of Bab city, northeast of Aleppo. The city has been occupied by the Turkish troops and supporting armed factions since early 2017, after expelling ISIS.

“Number of those killed by landmines and explosives from the remnants of ISIS in different regions across Syria including Homs, Hama, Deir Ezzor an Aleppo, reached 65 persons. 47 women and 10 children were among them. This took place between February 17- March 31,” the report said.

Moreover, 34 people, including 28 women and three children, died while looking for truffles, which grow in areas exposed to heavy rains.

The landmines, according to the report, left also dozens of wounded people.

Last Modified: Tuesday، 02 April 2019 01:06 PM