PICTURES: Extraction of 3,000 mines planted by Houthis in Yemen’s Saada

The mines ranged in size, while about 500 explosive devices were locally made and weighed 80 kilograms each. (Supplied)

The engineering division of the Yemeni army announced the extraction of around 3,000 mines and explosive devices in several areas in the Saada governorate planted by the Houthi militia.

The head of the division, First Lieutenant Sultan Shamsan, said the militia had planted this large amount of mines in a small area estimated at 10 kilometers in Mandaba.

He added that 1,000 mines and explosive devices were extracted last week, while 2,000 were extracted earlier and detonated.

اشكال غريبة لالغام وعبوات انتزعها الجيش اليمني في مندبة بصعدة

اشكال غريبة لالغام وعبوات انتزعها الجيش اليمني في مندبة بصعدة

اشكال غريبة لالغام وعبوات انتزعها الجيش اليمني في مندبة بصعدة

اشكال غريبة لالغام وعبوات انتزعها الجيش اليمني في مندبة بصعدة

The mines ranged in size, while about 500 explosive devices were locally made and weighed 80 kilograms each, according to Shamsan.

Many of the mines were camouflaged, Shamsan added, made to look like rocks and plaits to blend in with the ground and threaten the lives of civilians.

اشكال غريبة لالغام وعبوات انتزعها الجيش اليمني في مندبة بصعدة

اشكال غريبة لالغام وعبوات انتزعها الجيش اليمني في مندبة بصعدة

اشكال غريبة لالغام وعبوات انتزعها الجيش اليمني في مندبة بصعدة

اشكال غريبة لالغام وعبوات انتزعها الجيش اليمني في مندبة بصعدة

The militia also used the remains of missiles and turned them into mine networks that could be detonated remotely.

The former head of the engineering division, Captain Abdulkhubair al-Shamiri, died during the extraction operations last week, Shamsan said.

The militia has been planting mines for the past three years in several battlefields and residential areas which lead to many deaths and injuries of civilians including women and children.

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Last Update: Wednesday, 20 May 2020 KSA 09:56 - GMT 06:56
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