Syrian man dies in mine field on Turkish border
ANKARA - Anadolu Agency
A Syrian citizen has died after entering a mine field in Turkey’s southeastern province of Mardin in the early hours of Sept 30. AA photoA Syrian citizen has died after entering a mine field in Turkey’s southeastern province of Mardin from the Syrian side of the border, according to a written statement issued by the Turkish Armed Forces.
Two Syrian citizens surrendered following the detonation of a mine in the field, which killed another Syrian man identified by them as 22-year-old Muhammed Hasan. Hasan died after contact with a mine in the field, the statement said.
Security forces detected three people attempting to enter Turkey near the Gürsel border patrol in the early hours of Sept.30 and made calls for their surrender. Following the explosion, two of the fugitives waited for the sun to rise at around 5.40 a.m. to see the area in daylight.
The two then left the field and surrendered to the security forces in the morning hours.