MASAM extracts 671 Houthi-laid landmines in the 4th week of April
The Saudi demining project “MASAM” has so far extracted 671 landmines from different parts of Yemen in the fourth of week of April.
MASAM , part of a $40 million initiative by King Salman Humanitarian Aid and Relief Center (KSrelief), said in a statement it “has removed 161,909 total number of Houthi laid landmines” since it started its mission of mine clearance in May 2018.
The landmines from schools, houses and private properties in several provinces of Yemen where they had been planted by the rebel militia that seized power militarily on 21 September 2014 and has since triggered a war.
Hundreds of Yemeni civilians have been dying and losing limbs in the explosion of these landmines planted indiscriminately and ubiquitously.