RIYADH: The Saudi Project for Landmine Clearance (MASAM) in Yemen extracted 2 anti-personnel mines, 47 anti-tank mines and 56 unexploded ordnance — totaling 105 mines — during the second week of June.
A total of 72,381 mines have been extracted since the beginning of the project. An estimated 1 million mines have been planted by the Iranian-backed Houthi militias in Yemen over the past three years claiming hundreds of civilian lives.
MASAM aims to dismantle mines in Yemen to protect civilians and ensure that urgent humanitarian supplies are delivered safely. The vast number of land mines continues to pose a threat to the lives of Yemeni people.