Landmine explosion kills over 20 civilians in western Syria

US-backed Syrian Democratic Forces fighters take up positions against IS militants in Baghuz. Photograph: Felipe Dana/AP

Hama ( – More than 20 Syrian civilians were killed when a landmine exploded in Wadi al-Azib area in Salamyiah countryside, west of Syria, a security source said.

The source, who is a member of Hama Police Command, told the Syrian Arab News Agency (SANA) that more than 20 civilians were killed on Sunday in a blast of a landmine left behind by Islamic State terrorists.

The landmine exploded when a car carrying workers on board ran over it in the area, he explained.

The source added that the bodies were admitted to Salamyiah and Hama hospitals.

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