Syria Landmine Explosions Kill Child, Injuring Five More

A child was killed and his father received injuries when an unexploded landmine accidentally detonated in regime-controlled Huritan city in the northern countryside of Aleppo on Tuesday.

The Syrian Observatory for Human Rights (SOHR) said that another five people, including three children of a single family, received injuries due to an explosion by a landmine in regime-controlled Al-Maria’yah village, east of Deir Ezzor.

Since 2022, at least 142 civilians, including ten women and 64 children, have been killed due to explosions of old landmines, unexploded shells, and bombs across the war-hit country.

Moreover, 220 civilians, including 12 women and 116 children, received injuries during the span of time.

Among the dead were six people, including a father and his son that were killed in the collapse of a war-damaged building in Darya city in Rif Dimashq and in Jubar neighborhood.

The UN Human Rights Office had earlier reported that around  306,887 civilians are estimated to have been killed in Syria between March 1, 2011 and March 31, 2021 because of the deadly conflict.

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