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MASAM Project Removes over 7,000 Mines in Yemen in One Week

MASAM Project Removes over 7,000 Mines in Yemen in One Week

Friday, 1 February, 2019 - 12:45
Houthi mines removed by the MASAM project in Yemen. (SPA)
Asharq Al-Awsat
The King Salman Humanitarian Aid and Relief Center managed to remove 7,183 mines, planted by Iranian-backed Houthi militia in Yemen, during the final week of January 2019.

The MASAM project removed 89 anti-personnel mines, 2,322 anti-vehicle mines, 284 explosive devices and 4,487 unexploded ordnance.

These latest figures bring to 38,817 the total number of Houthi mines that have been removed.

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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