Demining teams in MASAM, the Saudi Project for Mine Clearance in Yemen, have extracted as many as 2778 Houthi-laid landmines since the beginning of October.
Director-General of the Saudi mine clearance project Osama-Al-Kosaibi said their demining teams managed to remove 1708 mines and unexploded ordnance during the second week of October, MSAM Media Office reported.
MASAM also announced it detonated on Saturday a number of 620 mines and unexploded ordnance in the port city of Aden, Yemen’s interim capital.
“This is the fifth operation of detonating mines that had been previously extracted on the western coast of Yemen,” MASAM said in a statement.
MASAM has started its mission of demining landmines laid by the Iranian-backed militia for the second year, saying it aims to dismantle mines in Yemen to protect civilians as the vast number of land mines continues to pose a great threat to the lives of Yemeni people.