The continuous bombardment by the Syrian regime and allies has left behind a lethal legacy of unexploded bombs and ordnance that are posing a serious threat to the lives of civilians, most recently in rural Aleppo where a cluster bomb has killed two children.
SY24 correspondent reported that two boys have been killed, and a number of others injured when an unexploded cluster bomb detonated in Hayyan town in northern rural Aleppo. The cluster bomb was a remnant of the regime’s shelling on the town.
The names of the two boys have been confirmed as, 10-year-old Omar Osso and his 12-year-old brother, Firas Osso.
Hayyan town has recently witnessed a phased return of residents who had been displaced for months as a result of the clashes and the regime’s shelling. The town, however, is contaminated with unexploded ordnance and munitions.
It’s worth mentioning that the Syrian Civil Defense (SCD) is regularly organizing awareness campaigns about Unexploded Ordnance (UXO), whilst clearing UXOs from the area despite the lack of modern equipment.