Saudi Project dismantle 408 landmines in a week

June 3, 2019

The Saudi Project for Landmine Clearance (MASAM) in Yemen extracted 19 anti-personnel mines, 112 anti-tank mines, four explosive devices, and 273 unexploded ordnance an overall of 408 devices during the last week of May.


A complete of 72,276 mines have been extracted since the starting of the project. Approximately 1.1 million mines happen to be planted by the Iranian-backed Houthi militias in Yemen over the last three years, claiming countless civilian life.


The project aims to dismantle mines in Yemen to protect civilians as well as make sure that humanitarian equipment is shipped safely. The Houthis are creating anti-vehicle mines and also turning all of them into antipersonnel explosives to terrorize civilians. The vast number of mines continues to pose a threat to the Yemeni people.

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