Landmine blast leaves 2 children dead in Syria’s Deir ez-Zor

DEIR EZ-ZOR, Syria (North Press) – Two children were killed on Monday in a landmine explosion in the eastern countryside of Deir ez-Zor, eastern Syria.

A local source told North Press that a landmine exploded while a group of children were playing in the village of Sukkariya in the southeast of Deir ez-Zor.

The source added the explosion led to the immediate killing of Muhaid al-Dablan, 13, and Issa al-Ayid, 11.

On Feb. 25, two landmine explosions resulted in the killing of three children in the eastern countryside of Deir ez-Zor.

Remnants of war in Syria are considered one of the most dangerous legacies of the decade-long conflict. The parties to the conflict, with the Islamic State (ISIS) taking the lead, planted IEDs and mines in areas under their control as well as in areas controlled by their enemies in order to protect themselves against attacks.

By Omar Abdurrahman