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Saudi project clears 1,501 more mines in Yemen

Mon, 2021-06-28 23:58

RIYADH: The Saudi Project for Landmine Clearance (Masam) dismantled 1,501 mines in Yemen during the fourth week of June, the Saudi Press Agency reported on Tuesday.
They comprised nine anti-personnel mines, 655 anti-tank mines, 835 unexploded ordnances and two explosive devices.
Masam is one of several initiatives undertaken by Saudi Arabia on the directive of King Salman to help ease the suffering of the Yemeni people.
It is implemented by Saudi cadres and international experts to remove mines planted by Iran-backed Houthi militias in various Yemeni regions, especially Marib, Aden, Sanaa, Al-Jawf, Al-Dhale, Hodeidah, Shabwa and Taiz.
A total of 257,976 mines have been extracted since the start of the project. More than 1.1 million mines have been planted by the Houthis, claiming hundreds of civilian lives. Masam has 32 demining teams, and aims to dismantle mines in Yemen to protect civilians and ensure that urgent humanitarian supplies are delivered safely. 

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