More Than 100 Children Killed by Landmines In Syria
The war watchdog informed that 241 died in the peaceful zones in 2021.
At least 241 civilians have been killed in 2021 by landmines and other explosive materials left in previous war zones across Syria, a war monitor said Sunday.
The number includes 114 children and 19 women as a result of the explosions, most of which occurred in the first quarter, the representative of the UK-based Syrian Observatory for Human Rights stated.
The watchdog called on the concerned international organisations to quicken clearing landmines and explosive effort in Syria and to raise the awareness of the Syrians about the danger of such materials.
Clearing landmines is a painstaking process, said HALO Trust, organisation with thirty years experience. Most of our clearance work is done by hand, the author of the statement explained.
The Syrian regime's news agency SANA has reported many incidents in which civilians were killed by landmines, saying terror groups had planted them in areas they used to control during the 10-year-long Syrian war.