Landmines kill, injure civilians in Deir ez-Zoor countryside
Date: 2019-09-17 09:58
Two explosions caused by landmines ripped through Deir ez-Zoor countryside on Monday (September 16), killing and injuring civilians, local media reported.
A landmine exploded in al-Baghuz town in Deir ez-Zoor countryside, killing Shaker Ahmed al-Jazaa while he was cleaning his house, Deir ez-Zoor 24 reported.
Three civilians were injured when a landmine exploded under their car on the road to Abu Khashap village in the western Deir ez-Zoor countryside.
On Sunday, a landmine exploded in Marrat town in Deir ez-Zoor countryside, injuring two young brothers, one of them seriously.
Demining former ISIS strongholds continues to be a major challenge in areas liberated from the group.
Hundreds of civilians have been killed and wounded in landmine explosions across Syria since the beginning of the year.