Landmines, Cluster Bombs Remain a Deadly Threat in Syria


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(ALJAZEERA) Binnish, Syria – Bassam al-Mustafa thought that he had finally found his family a building they could call home, after years of attempting to escape Syria’s war.

The house in Binnish, in rural Idlib province, was not finished, but would still be better than living in a tent in a camp for displaced people.

Instead, in a cruel tragedy, an explosion in the house al-Mustafa’s family was just beginning to call home killed his four children on September 5.

Al-Mustafa says the explosion was the result of unexploded ordnance that had been left behind in the house, a continuous problem for Syrians even as a relative quiet continues on the front lines between government and opposition forces in the country’s northwest.

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Published: Wednesday, September 28, 2022

Last Updated: Thursday, November 2, 2023

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