1300 Houthi-laid mines removed during 4th week of December

Republican Yemen

Mine-disposal squads of Masam, the Saudi Project for Mine Clearance in Yemen, removed 1300 Houthi-laid mines and explosives during the 4th week of December.

423 anti-tank mines, 859 unexploded devices, 11 anti-personnel mines, and 7 improvised explosives were removed during the last week of 2020, the project said.

The project says it has managed to clear as many as 208,505 landmines and explosives laid by the Iran-backed Houthis rebels since the start of its mine-clearance mission in mid-2018.

Since 2015, the Houthi militia has reportedly planted over 1.1 million mines in large swaths of the country. Ever since, these mines have killed, wounded, and maimed tens of thousands of innocent civilians across war-torn Yemen.

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