Saudi project clears 1,022 mines in one week

      Published on Thursday, 14 May , 2020      976 Views     
Saudi project clears 1,022 mines in one week

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The Saudi Project for Landmine Clearance (Masam) in Yemen dismantled 13 anti-personnel mines, 146 anti-tank mines, 52 explosive devices and 811 unexploded ordnance — totaling 1,022 mines — during the first week of May.




A total of 164,205 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.

Houthis are developing anti-vehicle mines and turning them into antipersonnel explosives to intimidate and terrorize civilians.



The vast number of land mines continues to pose a threat to Yemeni people.

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Category Government | 2020/05/14 latest update at 6:00 PM
Source : Arab News | Photocredit : Google
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