Two children died in landmine explosion in Syria’s Deir ez-Zor 

DEIR EZ-ZOR, Syria (North Press) – On Friday, two children lost their lives in a landmine explosion of ISIS remnants in the city of Deir ez-Zor, eastern Syria. 

“The two children, Abdullah Sawadi, 8, and Ibrahim al-Khalaf, 13, lost their lives while playing with a mine of ISIS remnants,” said Muhammad Subhi, a resident of al-Karaj al-Qadim neighborhood in the city of Deir ez-Zor.

“The two children were playing with the mine trying to clean it to sell it to a peddler as a piece of copper,” Subhi added.

War remnants significantly spread in Deir ez-Zor area, ISIS last stronghold, and they pose a risk on the people, especially the children.

On February 22, three people lost lives, including two children, and another child was wounded in a landmine explosion of ISIS remnants in Khasham town, east of Deir ez-Zor.

Reporting by Hatem Bashar