Mine explosion in southern Syria kills and injures 7 children

A mine explosion occurred in a border town in the Syrian Arab province of Dara, on the 13th, killing three children and injuring four others.

  According to a report by the Syrian News Agency on the 13th, the explosion occurred in the town of Nasib in the southern border of Dara Governorate and Jordan. The children aged 13 to 14 were killed. The injured child has been taken to a hospital in the capital Damascus for treatment.

  The mines were reported to have been planted while extremist groups controlled the area.

  After the Syrian government forces recovered the southern Syrian region, including Dara province, in 2018, in order to ensure the return of displaced persons to their homes, engineers carried out demining operations in various places, but civilian casualties occurred from time to time. Since the beginning of this year, the United Nations Mine Action Service, Syrian government departments and schools have carried out relevant risk-aversion publicity.

Updated: December 15, 2019 — 8:48 am

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