MASAM removes 1,187 landmines in 2nd week of this January
The Saudi project for landmines clearance in Yemen MASAM, removed 1,187 landmines during the second week of this year’s January planted by Iran-backed Houthi militia in different parts of Yemen.
MASAM said the engineering teams cleared 17 anti-personnel mines, 367 anti-tanks mines, 786 non-exploded shells and 17 explosives.
In the past week, the project removed 1,668 Houthi-laid mines including 8 anti-personnel mines, 741 anti-tank mines, 18 explosive devices and 901 unexploded ordnance.
The total removed landmines since June 2018 increased to 123,000 mines, according to statement by MASAM.
The Houthi militia’s planted mines were disguised in various forms that killed and injured hundreds of civilians, mainly women and children.
Hundreds of civilians were also maimed by blasts caused by landmines planted by the Houthis militants across the country.