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Explosion of cluster bomb kills two children in northern Hama

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Editing: Hazem Halak |
Translation: Nouha Salti
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Publication date: 2020/06/30 11:04

Hama - SMART

On Tuesday, an explosion of a cluster bomb, left behind by the Syrian government, killed two children near the city of Soran, 15 kilometers north of the city of Hama, Central Syria.

Local sources reported to SMART that a cluster bomb, left by the Syrian government forces, exploded in the eastern neighborhood of Soran, killing two children, Muhammad and Lamia al-Sha`ban, and injuring another child, Sha`ban al-Sha`ban, who is still receiving treatment in a hospital the city of Hama.

The sources clarified that the children were harvesting capers near a mosque in Soran.

On June 27, 2020, a landmine, left behind by the Syrian government forces, exploded near Soran, killing two children and injuring three others.

Earlier, a similar landmine explosion near the village of al-Sheikg Hilal, 55 kilometers northeast of the city of al-Salamiyah, injured two children, Khaled al-Hamad and Yehia al-Assi, who were transported to a hospital in al-Salamiyah.

Explosions of landmines and remnants of war, left behind by battles of the Islamic State and the Syrian government forces, killed and injured dozens of civilians, including children, in Central and Northern Syria. Several humanitarian organizations and the Civil Defense launched campaign to raise people’s awareness about the remnants and how to deal with them.