A victim and 7 wounded in a mine explosions left by militants in the countryside of Idlib and Hama.
Sources of the Syrian Documentation Center reported that a citizen lost his life and 7 others were injured on Tuesday, as a result of 3 different explosions that occurred in Idlib and Hama countryside, caused by mines left over from armed groups.
The first explosion took place in Khan Sheikhoun city in Idlib countryside, where sources indicated that a worker died and 3 others were wounded, as a result of the explosion of a landmine left over from armed groups during the work of an agricultural workshop with swiping Aleppo’s pistachio trees.
The sources pointed out that the workshop was working inside a farmland in the Khan Sheikhoun farms area, and after about half an hour of their arrival in the middle of the ground, a landmine which was hidden under a tree exploded, which led to the death of one worker, and the wounding of 3 others.
Sources of the Syrian Documentation Center reported that 4 civilians were wounded by 2 similar explosions that occurred in the areas of “Wadi Al-Atheeb” and the town of “Soran” in Hama countryside.
The sources pointed out that the 2 explosions were also caused by mines, as the first resulted in the injury of a person in “Wadi Al-Atheeb” in the “Salamiyah” countryside, while the 2nd one injured 3 civilians while they were working inside their agricultural land in the town of “Soran” north of Hama.
The mines from the leftovers of the militants’ groups continues to claim the lives of civilians in various areas that were previously under their control, and before their withdrawal from those areas, the militants deliberately planted mines and improvised explosive devices inside the agricultural lands and the rubble of demolished buildings there.
Despite the sweeping operations carried out by the Syrian army before announcing the security of these areas, the problem of mines planted inside the agricultural lands in particular continues to haunt civilians, due to the militants’ exploitation of the vast areas of these lands, to hide their charges in areas that are hard to discover.