Yemen forces remove 2,000 mines, explosive devices in al-Jawf

Hundreds of landmines and explosive devices planted by the Houthi militia in various locations in the directorate of Bart al-Anan. (Supplied)

The engineering teams of the Yemeni National Army forces extracted hundreds of landmines and explosive devices planted by the Houthi militia in various locations in the directorate of Bart al-Anan, north of al-Jawf province before fleeing.

A military source of the armed forces stated that the technical teams of the army have been able - over the past two days - to extract and dismantle more than 1,900 landmines and explosive devices planted by the Houthi militias in the hills, sites and mountain highlands in Salba and Al-Oqeef in Bart Al-Anan, al-Jawf.

The source explained that the mines and explosives seized by the army forces varied between mines targeting individuals and those targeting tanks, vehicles as well as homemade explosive devices of various sizes, noting that engineering teams were able to clear all of these sites and secure the liberated areas completely.

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He added that the engineering teams of the army also - was able to dismantle remote control rockets aimed at bombing the positions of the national army in Bart, and some were directed at the residential communities in the areas of Bart, Khub and Shaf.

The source pointed out that the engineering teams of the army continue to work day and night to secure the liberated areas in preparation for the return of the people to their homes and back to normal life after the militias have filled them with mines and explosives and turned them into military barracks.

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Last Update: Wednesday, 20 May 2020 KSA 09:53 - GMT 06:53
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