Land mines near down by nan Islamic State group successful cardinal Syria went disconnected successful 2 different locations connected Monday, killing 10 workers arsenic they were collecting truffles successful nan countryside and wounding 12, authorities media reported.
According to Syria's authorities news agency SANA, nan 2 mines exploded eastbound of nan cardinal municipality of Salamiyeh. All nan casualties were taken to a infirmary successful nan town, nan study added. It wasn't instantly clear what had triggered nan explosions.
It is not uncommon for mines near down years ago, erstwhile IS controlled ample parts of Syria, to spell disconnected inadvertently, usually erstwhile stepped on, inflicting casualties.
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This representation shows Syria pinch its superior Damascus. Ten group were killed aft 2 onshore mines near down nan Islamic State group exploded successful cardinal Syria. (AP Photo)
IS was driven retired of each nan territory it erstwhile held successful Syria and neighboring Iraq successful 2019, but nan extremists near down countless bombs and booby traps, and ample areas person yet to beryllium cleared. The militant group’s sleeper cells still transportation deadly attacks some successful Syria and Iraq.
SANA said nan first detonation connected Monday killed 9 group and wounded 2 while nan 2nd killed 1 personification and wounded 10.
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Earlier this month, IS sleeper cells attacked workers collecting truffles adjacent nan cardinal municipality of Sukhna, sidesplitting astatine slightest 53 people, mostly workers but besides immoderate Syrian government information forces.
The truffles are a seasonal delicacy that tin beryllium sold for a precocious price. Since nan truffle hunters activity successful ample groups successful distant areas, IS militants successful erstwhile years person many times preyed connected them, emerging from nan godforsaken to abduct them, termination immoderate and ransom others for money.