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Saudi Project Demines 1,329 Houthi-laid Landmines

Saudi Project Demines 1,329 Houthi-laid Landmines

Tuesday, 21 May, 2019 - 07:00
Abdullah, 7, was wounded by a landmine in Yemen's western province of Taiz (AFP Photo)
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King Salman Humanitarian Aid and Relief Center's (KSrelief) project for clearing mines (Masam) announced that its field teams managed to remove 1,329 Houthi-laid mines during the third week of May.

Director General of MASAM project Ousama Algosaibi said the demining teams removed 44 anti-individual, 586 anti-tank mines, 676 unexploded ammunition, and 23 explosive devices from different liberated areas of Yemen.

Algosaibi added that the teams have removed 8149 mines and explosives since the beginning of May.

MASAM has already demined 71,868 mines and explosives planted by Iran-backed Houthi militia in different Yemeni areas.

KSrelief also signed Monday two contracts to treat 200 injured people in Yemen.

The contracts aim to provide treatment for 100 injured Yemenis in Al-Barihi Hospital and 100 in Saber Hospital, said Assistant General Supervisor of the Center for Operations and Programs Ahmed bin Ali al-Bayez

The objective of the $800,000 worth contracts is to save the life of the injured in the early hours to reduce complications, and to rehabilitate health services in Yemen, benefiting 200 people in Aden and its directorates, Bayez added.

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