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Cluster bomb kills civilian northwest of Hama

Editing: Hazem Halak |
Translation: Glory Jabr
Publication date: 2020/07/03 08:56

Hama - SMART

On Friday, an explosion of a cluster bomb, left behind by the Syrian governemnt forces, killed a civilian near the village of al-Qahira, Central Syria.

Civil Defense director in the town of Qastoun, Samer Nassar, reported to SMART that a cluster bomb, left behind by Syrian government forces' bombing on the villages and towns of the al-Ghab Plain, exploded with the young man Fahed Suleiman al-Bissis, killing him immediately.

Nassar stated that al-Bissis, who is from the town of Qastoun (90 kilometers northwest of Hama), was killed while harvesting capers on the Zajarm hill north of the al-Qahira village (60 kilometers northwest of Hama).

On June 30, 2020, 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, while they were harvesting capers.

Earlier, a 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.