Hundreds of landmines removed in AlJawf

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A military source confirmed to September Net that the national army has removed hundreds of landmines from al-Gharimlen camp in the district of Khab Alsha’af of AlJawf province.

The Houthi-Saleh militias planted hundreds of anti-personnel mines and explosive devices inside the camp, which the army liberated last week, and surrounding areas in order to slow down the army advances, the source added.

As for Buqa district, eastern Sa’ada province, the engineering teams have cleared 32 anti-personnel mines, five anti-armored and 12 remotely detonated improvised explosive devices (IED), said Lieutenant Colonel Saleh Gufaish.

Meanwhile, international HR Organizations have estimated that Houthi-Saleh militias have used over 500,000 anti-personnel landmines, that have killed and maimed thousands of civilians mainly in Taiz and Albaydah, and that hinders the safe return of displaced families by fighting.

The Houthi-Saleh militias “are showing cold-hearted cruelty toward civilians by using landmines,” said Steve Goose, arms director at Human Rights Watch.

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