At least four personnel have died this Wednesday as a result of the explosion of a land mine in the province of Hama, in northwestern Syria, as reported by the official news agency SANA.
Police sources have confirmed to the aforementioned agency that the explosive device was planted long ago by Islamic State terrorists before leaving the area, which now serves as agricultural land.
The Syrian authorities have repeatedly denounced that Islamic State would have mined the territory once under their control before the Syrian Arab Army expelled them from the area.
Syria has been immersed in a conflict between the government and rebel or jihadist groups since March 2011, exacerbated by the intervention of third countries. In recent years, the radical groups operating in Syria have suffered significant losses at the territorial and troop levels.