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Over 1000 mines removed during 2nd week of June, says Masam

Republican Yemen

Mine disposal squads of the Saudi Project for Mine Clearance in Yemen, Masam, have dismantled a number of 1279 landmines and explosive devices during the second week of June.

This brings the total of mines removed by Masam since it began clearing mines in mid-2018 to 169434 landmines, ordnance, and improvised explosive devices laid by the Iran-linked Houthi insurgents in large swaths of the country.

On June 6, the project extended its mine-clearance project in Yemen for one year at a cost of $30 million, Dr. Abdullah Al-Rabeeah, supervisor general of KSRelief, said.

Reports indicate that Houthi rebels have planted over a million mines and explosives. These mines, according to experts, will continue to pose a great threat to civilians for at least the next decade.

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