Saudi project clears 1,024 Houthi’s explosive landmine devices in Yemen

May 19, 2019

The Saudi Project for Landmine Clearance in Yemen ( MASAM ) has announced the extraction of 781 unexploded ordnance, 210 anti-tank mines, 27 anti-personnel mines, and also six improvised explosive devices in the course of the second week of May.

The 1, 024 mines during the second week of May signifies the total number of mines taken out by the project since it began its work in June 2018 has now totaled 70, 539.

The legitimate Yemeni government has accused the Houthi militias of planting several million mines across the nation during three years and said a lot more than 2, 000 people, primarily civilians, are killed as a result.

Based on a research report by UK-based organization Conflict Armament Research ( CAR ), the utilization of landmines and also IEDs is an increasing threat in Yemen, particularly since their research factors to Iran’s hands at offering the Houthis with the needed bomb-making supplies.

“IEDs and Radio Controlled Improvised Explosive Device ( RCIED ) employed by Houthi forces still contain parts that develop in Iran. The latest seizures of IED electronics expose tries to conceal their provenance,” CAR said in a research report published last September 2018.

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