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MASAM Removes over 500 Houthi Mines in Yemen

MASAM Removes over 500 Houthi Mines in Yemen

Tuesday, 12 February, 2019 - 13:15
The MASAM project removed over 500 Houthi mines in Yemen during the first week of February. (SPA)

The King Salman Humanitarian Aid and Relief Center (KSrelief) Project for Demining in Yemen, MASAM, removed 578 mines, planted by the Iran-backed Houthi militias, during the first week of February, reported the Saudi Press Agency Tuesday.

This brings to 41,591 the number of mines that have been removed from schools, houses and other locations in the war-torn country.

The militias have sought to plant the explosives in various civilians areas in Yemen, such as schools and homes, killing a large number of children, women and elderly, or resulting in amputations or serious injuries.

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