11 agricultural labourers killed, 34 injured in landmine explosion, Daraa Governorate, Syria


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(AOAV) On Saturday 11 June, 11 labourers travelling towards agricultural lands near the village of Deir al-Adas were killed, and 34 were injured, when their pick-up truck ran over a landmine and blew up. Five children and three women are amongst the deceased.

In their report on the dangers presented by landmines in Syria, Euro-Med Monitor decry the absence of a national or international programme to clear mines in the country. Nour Olwan, Euro-Med Monitor’s spokesperson, said: “The parties to the conflict in Syria have planted, to varying degrees, countless numbers of mines in all areas that have witnessed military operations. But none of them have taken serious measures to clear these mines, or even cooperate to locate and warn of or defuse them.”

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Published: Wednesday, June 15, 2022

Last Updated: Wednesday, June 15, 2022

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