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2682 Houthi-laid mines removed during 2nd week of May, says Masam

Republican Yemen

Masam, the Saudi Project for Landmine Clearance in Yemen, announced that it has cleared as many as 2,782 mines, including 34 antipersonnel mines, 232 anti-tank mines, 45 explosive devices, and 2321 unexploded ordnance during the second week of May.

This brings the total number of mines cleared by Masam to 166987 since the start of its mission in mid-2018.

The Saudi project says its goal is to make Yemen a mine-free country to protect civilians from these hidden killing devices.

Reports say an estimated one million mines have been planted in large swaths of the country by the Iran-backed Houthi rebels. These mines have claimed hundreds, if not thousands, of lives.

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