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4 Civil Defense workers killed while clearing landmines in northern Homs

Local | 2018-05-17 18:32:00
4 Civil Defense workers killed while clearing landmines in northern Homs
 (Zaman Al Wasl)- Four Civil Defense workers killed when they were clearing landmines in the town of Talbiseh in central Homs province, the rescuing group said Thursday.

Demining activities have been started in the newly- evacuated areas in the northern countryside of Homs and Hama, despite the shortage of demining equipment and expertise.

12 more people were wounded, the rescuing group said.

According to Al-Jazeera, explosives planted in agricultural fields, next to roads, inside villages and around schools and hospitals can emerge years after the battle ends. The United Nations estimates that it will take decades to clear Syria of all unexploded devices.

More than 30,000 rebels and their families have left northern Homsa and wetter Hama to Turkish-held areas in northern Syria in the last two weeks.

Zaman Al Wasl
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