Syria: Seven Children Killed by Landmines in Two Days


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(Relief Web) Four children were killed after a unexploded ordnance (UO) detonated in an abandoned apartment in Idlib, North West Syria, on Monday, Save the Children said. This follows an explosion of another landmine on farmland in Homs in which three other children were killed two days ago.

In the past four months, at least 22 people were reportedly killed, including seven children, and 29 injured, including three children, in similar landmine and UO explosions across Syria.

Beat Rohr, Acting Director for Save the Children’s Syria Response Office, said: “Landmines are seeds of death sown by adults that have their most deadly impact on children. Explosive weapons are the leading cause of casualties to children in conflict. Children suffer unique patterns of injury and are far more likely to die from blast wounds than adult conflict casualties.

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Published: Tuesday, September 6, 2022

Last Updated: Thursday, November 2, 2023

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