Islamic State terrorists are planting booby trap bombs inside teddy bears, dolls, fridges and televisions in war-torn Syria.
Syrian doctors working with Medecins Sans Frontieres (MSF) in the north of the devastated country made the claim.
According to the doctors, bombs have also been planted in roads, fields, houses and children’s toys as fighters retreat – leaving behind countless explosive devices. The devices are designed to explode as soon as they are touched.
“It is extremely dangerous for people returning to their homes,” Karline Kleijer, MSF’s emergency manager for Syria, was quoted by Daily Express as saying.
“Booby traps have been planted everywhere, under the carpet, in the fridge, even in children’s teddy bears,” she added.
MSF’s new report on the warzone, called ‘Set to explode’, said hundreds of people have been killed or maimed as they return to homes.
MSF said that over four weeks last summer, hospital staff in the Manjib area in Aleppo alone treated more than 190 people injured in explosions using such devices.