The Washington Post

Land mines kill 10 truffle hunters:


Land mines left behind by the Islamic State group in Syria went off in two locations east of the central town of Salamiyeh on Monday, killing 10 workers as they were collecting truffles in the countrysid­e and wounding 12, state media reported. It is not uncommon for mines left behind years ago, when IS controlled large parts of Syria, to go off inadverten­tly, usually when stepped on, inflicting casualties. The truffles are a seasonal delicacy that can be sold for a high price. Since the truffle hunters work in large groups in remote areas, IS militants in previous years have repeatedly preyed on them,

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