Father and Three Daughters Killed by Mine Explosion in Daraa Countryside

An unexploded mine near Daraa has killed a father and his three daughters, writes SY-24.

Unexploded ordinances remain a real concern for civilians in dozens of areas across Syria that have witnessed conflict — including Daraa, Hama, Homs, Damascus, and the Eastern region. The latest mine explosion has led to a tragic incident involving a family in the Daraa countryside.

On Saturday, a 32-year-old man, along with his three daughters, was killed when an unexploded mine detonated in Wadi al-Meliha, close to the eastern city of Izra in the Daraa countryside, according to an SY-24 correspondent. 

The man was identified as Ayed Hamad al-Rahi and was part of a Bedouin tribe from the Suweida province. He had been living with his family in the eastern countryside of the Daraa province for several years working as a livestock breeder. The daughters’ names were Shahed, Raghad, and Taghrid, with the eldest girl being just 11-years old.

The mine exploded while the family was traveling by car in the eastern countryside of Daraa. This area had previously witnessed fighting between several different military factions.


This article was translated and edited by The Syrian Observer. The Syrian Observer has not verified the content of this story. Responsibility for the information and views set out in this article lies entirely with the author.



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