Mines continue to kill civilians in Syria’s Deir ez-Zoor

Orient Net 2019-09-27 08:28:00

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Two explosions caused by landmines ripped through Deir ez-Zoor countryside on Thursday (September 26), killing civilians, local media reported.

A landmine exploded in al-Salhiyah village in Bukamal city in Deir ez-Zoor countryside, killing three civilians, including a woman, Deir ez-Zoor 24 reported.

Two Assad militiamen were also killed when a landmine exploded in Marrat town, Deir ez-Zoor 24 added.

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.