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Landmine explosion injures person in al-Tamaniah town, Idlib

Editing: Hosam Saleem |
Translation: Glory Jabr
Publication date: 2020/07/06 16:03

Hama - SMART

On Monday, a landmine explosion injured a person driving an agricultural tractor in the Syrian government-controlled town of al-Tamaniah, 75 kilometers south of Idlib, Northern Syria.

Local sources and activists reported to SMART that an explosion injured Mamdouh Abdul Razzaq Qassoum while he was working in agricultural lands near the town of al-Tamaniah. No information on whether the person was a civilian or a Syrian government forces member were reported.

The sources added that the wounded was transferred to nearby hospitals for treatment, noting that the explosion may have been caused by a landmine or from the remnants of the Syrian government forces' shelling on the area.

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, Central Syria.

On June 27, 2020, an explosion of a landmine, left behind by the Syrian government, killed two children and injured three others in the agricultural lands of the same city.

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.