Landmines kill, injure civilians in Deir ez-Zoor countryside

Orient Net 2019-09-17 06:58:00

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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.