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Syrian organizations work to remove war remnants in northwest Syria

Syria has been labeled one of the worst countries in the world in terms of the number of mines planted since the war broke out in 2011, with more than 12,000 killed in mine and explosive accidents.
A Syrian army soldier uses a detector to find and clear landmines in a field at a pistachio orchard in the village of Maan, north of Hama, in west-central Syria, June 24, 2020.

Syria has become one of the worst countries in the world in terms of the number of mines planted since 2011, despite these being prohibited by international law. 

According to the United Nations Mine Action Service (UNMAS), the number of victims of mines and explosive ordnance accidents in Syria reached more than 12,000, of whom 35% were killed and 65% injured. Around 25% of the victims were children, while about 50% of survivors suffered limb amputation.

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