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Ammunition explodes in Afrin, Aleppo and injures child

Editing: Ayham Nasif |
TranslationEditor: Farah Nassif |
Translation: Rose Kajo
Publication date: 2019/01/23 16:26


Aleppo - SMART

On Wednesday, ammunition from the remnants of military operations in Afrin near Aleppo, Northern Syria, explodes and injures a child.

The Civil Defense Center in Aleppo said on social media sites that a 23-caliber bullet exploded in the child while playing in Sharan area, which led to the amputation of his fingers. The child was transferred to a hospital in Afrin.

Local activists said to SMART that other two explosive devices exploded near the cultural center in the city of Afrin, where the damage was limited to the material.

On October 12, 2018, cluster bombs killed a child and wounded another in Rif al-Muhandiseen in Aleppo while they were shepherding. The Unexploded bombs, left behind previous Syrian government bombing, spread in areas outside Syrian government control, killing and wounding dozens of civilians, most of them are children.

Civil defense teams in areas outside the Syrian government forces’ control, Northern Syria, organize awareness campaigns to prevent explosive remnants, bombs and unexploded rockets, as well as ways of dealing with them.