Saudi Masam clears 1،045 mines in Yemen within week‏‏

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The Saudi Project for Landmine Clearance in Yemen (Masam) announced they have cleared 1،045 mines in Yemen in the third week of January.

"Masam had cleared 15 anti-personnel mines، 131 anti-tank mines، 896 unexploded ordnance، and three other explosive devices in the war-torn provinces of Dhalea، Shabwa، Hodeidah and Taiz، " it said in a statement according to Xinhua news agency.

A total of 383،193 Houthi-laid mines have been cleared since the Saudi project Masam was launched in Yemen in 2018.

These landmines and improvised explosive devices laid by the Houthi militia continue to pose a threat to Yemeni civilians despite the ongoing mine-clearing efforts.

According to the pro-government demining experts in Yemen، more than 1 million landmines have been laid since the starting of Houthi war in Yemen in late 2014، when the militia took control of several northern provinces and forced the UN recognized government out of the capital Sanaa.