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Citizen Injured from Israel Left-over Mine Explosion in Quneitra.

Quneitra, (SANA)- A landmine left over from the Israeli occupation in the village of Saida, to the south of Quneitra province, exploded in a Syrian citizen causing moderate-level deformities and injuries in the face, limbs and the full body.

Omar al-Heibi, Head of the Board of the General Association for Rehabilitation of Mine-caused Injuries, said 35 year old Khaled Mohammad al-Mughtari was injured from the mine explosion while he was tending his sheep in a Abu Mzar area to the south of Saida village.

Al-Heibi pointed out that this is the first recorded injury in Quneitra province in 2011, rising the total number of injuries caused by the occupation's landmines to 660, of whom 220 citizens were martyred and 440 were left with long-term and permanent disabilities.

Director of Martyr Mamdouh Abadha Hospital, Dr.

Ali Adnan, told SANA reporter that al-Mughtari was entered the hospital in an emergency state from a mine explosion and the spread of scattered fragments which caused moderate-level injuries to al-Mughtari's head and deformities in his face, limbs and body.

Al-Mughtari was given first aid in the hospital and is now under medical supervision, Dr.

Adnan added.

Khalil Mashhadiyah, Quneitra Governor, said in a statement to SANA that the citizens of Quneitra suffer a serious problem represented in the existence of landmines planted by the Israeli occupation army around the villages, farms and fields of the province since over 40 years, posing a permanent threat to the lives of the citizens and preventing them from using their lands.



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Date:May 6, 2011
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