Mines kill civilians in Deir ez-Zoor countryside

Orient Net 2019-07-19 06:31:00

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Two explosions ripped through Deir ez-Zoor countryside on Thursday (July 18), killing civilians, local social media reported.

A mine exploded in al-Susah town in Deir ez-Zoor countryside, killing Mousa al-Awad al-Darfil and his nephew Dhiab Ayyad al-Awad, Deir ez-Zoor 24 reported.

Another mine exploded in Diban town in Deir ez-Zoor countryside, killing Saddam al-Ali.

ISIS often plants mines to slow opponents.

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

Dozens of civilians have been killed and wounded in landmine explosions across Syria since the beginning of the year.