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KSrelief project extracts total of 26,600 Houthi mines in Yemen

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In the second week of December 2018, the King Salman Humanitarian Aid and Relief Center landmine clearance project (MASAM) in Yemen extracted 64 anti-personnel mines, 1,430 anti-vehicle mines, 85 improvised explosive devices and 955 unexploded ordnances, which is a total of 2,534 mines.

An SPA report stated that a total of 26,609 mines planted by the Houthi militias have been removed by MASAM from land, schools and homes in Yemen. They added that the Houthis have tried to hide the mines in different locations and using camouflage, killing a large number of children, women and elderly, whether by death or due to serious injuries caused by them.