More disturbing news is coming out of Syria, as doctors in the area claim ISIS has ruthlessly been hiding bombs in televisions, refrigerators, and children’s toys.
According to reports, Karline Kleijer, Medecins Sans Frontieres’ (MSF) emergency manager in Syria, said, “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 bears.”
Bombs are being placed in doorways and areas that are likely to attract children.
The MSF, which operates six facilities in northern Syria, treated more than 190 people injured by blasts from explosive devices in a four-week period last summer. The bombs can injure a great number of people at once since they release shrapnel that can reach long distances.
“I can’t sleep because I’m always worried that one of my four children, or a dog or a sheep, will step on one of the mines around the house,” one patient told doctors. “When an animal approaches the house, we all run away in case it detonates a mine.”
The MSF reports that some who have volunteered to track down the explosives in and around homes didn’t survive.
“People are risking their lives to make their villages safe,” Kleijer said. “We heard about five local men in Ayn Al Arab/Kobane who volunteered to clear houses of mines to earn some money. None of those men are alive today.”
H/T: The Sun
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