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Yemen: MASAM Project Clears 1,353 Houthi Landmines in 1st Week of September

Yemen: MASAM Project Clears 1,353 Houthi Landmines in 1st Week of September

Tuesday, 8 September, 2020 - 04:30
Yemen is a signatory to the international Mine Ban Treaty but the deadly munitions still pose a major threat (AFP Photo/KARIM SAHIB)

The project ran by King Salman Humanitarian Aid and Relief Center (KSrelief) for clearing MASAM Houthi landmines in Yemen managed to remove 1,353 landmines during the first week of September 2020.


This operation cleared 18 antipersonnel mines, 277 anti-tank mines and 1,049 unexploded ordnance.


Since the beginning of the project, as many as 183,581 mines, planted by the Houthi militias, have been dismantled


Houthis plant landmines in schools and homes and try to hide them in different forms, colors and methods, which killed and caused serious injuries to a large number of people.


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