Doctors in Northern Syria have revealed a hidden threats planted in fields, houses and roads, as alleged to be planted by ISIS fighters.
karline Kleijer, Medicine Sans Frontieres'(MSF) emergency manager for Syria, has stated how dangerous it is for people returning to their homes.
“It is extremely dangerous for people returning to their homes. Booby traps have been planted everywhere, under the carpet, in the fridge, even in children’s teddy bear.”
MSF, which runs six medical facilities in Northern Syria, carried out interviews from last October to February. It is said that in fur weeks last summer, hospital staff in the Manbij area alone treated more than 190 people injured by blasts from explosive devices.
A patient, Jasem, is scared of his live and that of his family, as two mines have been planted metres from history.
“I can’t sleep because I’m always worried that one of my four children, a dog or a sheep will step on one of the mines around the house. When an animal approaches the house, we all run away in case it detonates a mine,” he said.
According to Karline, five local men risked their lives to saving the villages, by clearing houses of mines, but are no more.
By: Victoria Asamoah