Child killed in landmine blast in Syria’s Qamishli

QAMISHLI, Syria (North Press) – A child lost his life on Wednesday in a blast of a landmine in a village in the southern countryside of Qamishli, northeast Syria.

Local source from the village of Rihaya Suda, in the countryside of Tel Hamis in the countryside of Qamishli, told north Press that a land mine explosion killed the seven-year-old child, named  Mu’taz Ahmad al-Azil.

The village is under the control of the government forces, and it is not known whether the landmine was recently planted or if it is a remnant of the war.

War remnants in Syria are the most dangerous impacts of the decade-long conflict. War parties, mainly the Islamic State (ISIS), deliberately planted landmines and explosive devices within civilians’ areas to protect themselves from the other parties.

They pose a serious threat to the lives of civilians. And demining is one of the longest post-war operations that take time.

By Saad al-Yaziji