Mine kills civilian in Deir-ez-Zor desert

Orient Net 2020-04-04 06:22:00

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An explosion ripped through Deir-ez-Zor desert on Thursday (April 2), killing a civilian, local social media reported.

Suleiman al-Ghanem al-Hamad was killed as he stepped on a landmine as he was collecting truffles (Kama mushroom) in al-Dafina area, the victim came from al-Tarif village in Deir-ez-Zor countryside, Euphrates Post reported.

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

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