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Over 1000 Mines Cleared during 2nd Week of July, says Masam

Republican Yemen

Masam, the Saudi Project for Mine Clearance in Yemen, said its mine disposal squads dismantled 1014 mines, including 62 anti-personnel mines, 266 anti-tank mines, and 686 unexploded ordnance, during the second week of July.

The project initiated its mission in mid-2018 and has removed a total of 173,837 ever since. The project’s ultimate objective is to make Yemen a mine-free country, but the mission seems hard to achieve since the Iran-backed Houthi rebels have laid over a million mines in large swaths of the country.

Local reports say about 6 people have been killed this week due to mines, mostly south the port city of Hodeidah.

It is indicated that an estimated 10000 people have been killed or maimed due to landmines that the Houthi militia immensely laid in large swaths of Yemen.

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