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2,963 mines cleared during 1st week of March, Says Masam

Republican Yemen

Masam, the Saudi Project for Landmine Clearance in Yemen, said it had defused 2,963 mines, including 14 antipersonnel mines, 310 anti-tank mines, two explosive devices, and 2,637 unexploded ordnance during the first week of March.

According to the Saudi project, a total of 148,427 mines that had been laid by the Iran-Houthi rebels have been removed since the start of its mission in mid-2018.

The project says it aims to make Yemen a mine-free country to protect civilians from these hidden killing devices,  yet it seems a hard task to be achieved since the rebels keep on planting mines in random ways.

Reports say Houthis have planted an estimated one million mines in large swaths of the country, which have killed and maimed thousands of unsuspecting civilians.

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