Mine kills civilian in Deir ez-Zoor

Orient Net 2019-04-25 08:19:00

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An explosion ripped through Deir ez-Zoor countryside on Wednesday (April 24), killing a civilian, local social media reported.

A mine exploded in al-Shaafah town in Deir ez-Zoor countryside, killing Badr Muhammad al-Askar, Deir ez-Zoor 24 reported.

On Sunday, a mine exploded in a civilian house in al-Shaafah town in Deir ez-Zoor countryside, injuring two civilians and destroying the house.

On Friday, Said Ali al-Fahiji was killed when a landmine exploded while herding sheep in Kasiba village near the Syrian-Iraqi border.

Last week, several landmines exploded in al-Shaafah town and Abu Kamal city in Deir ez-Zoor countryside, killing at least six civilians, including a child.

Last month, 16 people lost their lives as they drove over a landmine in the Shawla desert in Deir ez-Zoor.

ISIS often plants mines to slow opponents.

Demining former ISIS strongholds continues to be a major challenge in areas liberated from the group.