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Shooting from Syrian government forces kills child near al-Bab city, Aleppo

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Editing: Hazem Halak Khaled Abdulhamid Smesem |
Translation: Glory Jabr
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Publication date: 2020/07/01 09:59

Aleppo - SMART

Shooting from the Syrian government forces killed a child in the town of Tadef near the city of al-Bab, 38 kilometers east of Aleppo, Northern Syria.

On Wednesday, Civil Defense director in al-Bab, Osama Hajjar, reported to SMART that a sniper from the Syrian government forces shot dead the 11-year-old girl Zeina Kreiz while she was collecting the caper plants in the agricultural lands of Tadef.

Hajjar stated that people, especially displaced people, gather in the agricultural lands surrounding the town, which is hit by Syrian government's snipers, to collect and sell the caper plants to drug factories.

On June 30, 2020, a cluster bomb, left behind by the Syrian government forces, exploded near the city of Soran (15 kilometers north of Hama), killing two children.

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 campaigns to raise people’s awareness about the remnants and how to deal with them.