Remnant of war kills and wounds children in Syria’s east of Deir ez-Zor

DEIR EZ-ZOR, Syria (North Press) – On Friday, a child lost his life and two others were wounded due to an explosion of a mine left by the Islamic State Organization (ISIS) in a village, east of Deir ez-Zor, east Syria.

“The 8-year-old Ahmad al-Hafouz lost his life and the 7-year-old Salem al-Jallad and the 9-year-old Ali al-Jallad were wounded in a landmine explosion that was left by ISIS when they were trying to extract copper of it,” a local source of Marrat village told North Press.

The sources added, “The two wounded children were transferred to a hospital in Deir ez-Zr for treatment and, according to a doctor operating in the hospital, their health condition is so critical as a result of being hit by shrapnel.”

The village of Marrat is held by the Syrian government forces in the eastern countryside of Deir ez-Zor where the remnants of the war are still threatening lives of Syrian civilians as in other neighboring villages and towns.

Two days ago, a young man was wounded as a result of being hit by a shrapnel in a landmine explosion in al-Ezba town, in the northern countryside of Deir ez-Zor. 

Reporting Omar Abdullrahman