Civil Defense: Unexploded ordnance poses a serious threat to civilians in Syria

Civil Defense: Unexploded ordnance poses a serious threat to civilians in Syria

Feb 20 2024

ARK News… The Syrian Civil Defense warned that unexploded ordnance poses a serious long-term threat to the lives and livelihoods of residents in Syria.

Since the beginning of this year, the Civil Defense has documented the killing of seven people, including four children, and the injury of 29 others, including 19 children and two women, as a result of 24 explosions of war remnants in northwestern Syria.

He added that the attacks by Russian forces on northwestern Syria left “a huge number of unexploded ordnances, especially since they were with internationally banned weapons.”

For its part, the Syrian Network for Human Rights considered that cluster munition remnants are “an open threat to the lives of future generations in Syria.”

The network recorded the killing of about 1,500 civilians, including more than 500 children, by cluster munitions and their remnants used by the Syrian regime and Russia.

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