Saudi project clears 192,467 Houthi mines in Yemen

Mon, 2020-10-19 02:10

RIYADH: The Saudi Project for Landmine Clearance (Masam) in Yemen dismantled 263 anti-tank mines, 41 explosive devices and 1,109 unexploded ordnance — totaling 1,413 mines — during the second week of October.
A total of 192,467 mines have been extracted since the beginning of the project. More than 1.1 million mines have been planted by Iran-backed Houthi militias in Yemen during the conflict, claiming hundreds of civilian lives. Masam aims to dismantle mines in Yemen to protect civilians and ensure that urgent humanitarian supplies are delivered safely.

 

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