Saudi Arabia removes 168,155 Houthi mines in Yemen

      Published on Monday, 8 June , 2020      1373 Views     
Saudi Arabia removes 168,155 Houthi mines in Yemen

  • Gulf News

The Saudi King Salman Humanitarian Aid and Relief Center (KSRelief) removed 852 mines, including two antipersonnel mines, 150 anti-tank mines, and 700 unexploded ordnance planted by Houthis in Yemen, during the first week of June.

This brings the total removed since the beginning of the project until now to 168,155 mines laid by rogue Houthi militias in the lands, schools, and homes in Yemen and tried to hide them in different forms, colors and methods, which killed a large number of children, women and the elderly, and left other victims of serious injuries and amputation.

KSrelief has extended a contract for a landmine-clearance project in Yemen for 1 year at a cost of $30 million.

The project is implemented by Saudi and international experts to remove mines randomly planted by Houthi militias in Yemeni regions, especially Marib, Aden, Sanaa, and Taiz.

Dr. Abdullah Al Rabeeah, supervisor general of KSRelief, said that the renewal of the contract is part of the center’s humanitarian responsibility to the Yemeni people.

The project is important in clearing landmines made by Houthi militias that target civilians, causing permanent injuries, chronic disabilities, and loss of life, he said.

Category Gulf News | 2020/06/08 latest update at 3:03 PM
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