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At least 9 Killed in Landmine Blast in Syria


Sun 09 Apr 2023 | 11:56 PM
Omnia Ahmed

At least nine truffle workers were killed in war-torn Syria on Sunday after their vehicle hit a landmine, according to the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights. Three people were injured in the explosion in the eastern province of Deir al-Zour, the war monitor said. Since the beginning of January, a total of 137 civilians have been killed in landmine blasts in Syria, including 30 children, according to the Britain-based watchdog.

Syria's truffle hunters are particularly vulnerable to landmines as well as attacks by Islamic State extremists, the Observatory said in a Saturday report. Many people in Syria, roiled by economic hardships, try to earn a living by searching for the prized truffle delicacy in the desert. But the remote areas are a hotbed for militants and often covered with landmines, making the search highly dangerous.

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