Saudi project clears 2,782 Houthi mines in one week

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Updated 17 May 2020

Saudi project clears 2,782 Houthi mines in one week

  • More than 1.1 million mines have been planted by Iran-backed Houthi militias in Yemen

RIYADH: The Saudi Project for Landmine Clearance (Masam) in Yemen dismantled 34 anti-personnel mines, 382 anti-tank mines, 45 explosive devices and 2,321 unexploded ordnance — a total of 2,782 mines — during the second week of May.
Since the beginning of the project 166,987 mines have been extracted. More than 1.1 million mines have been planted by Iran-backed Houthi militias in Yemen during the conflict.


Saudi Arabia reports 30 new coronavirus deaths

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Saudi Arabia reports 30 new coronavirus deaths

RIYADH: Saudi Arabia has recorded 552 new confirmed cases of the novel coronavirus, 30 new virus related deaths.

The Health Ministry said the new cases bring the total number of COVID-19 patients to 330,798, including 13,572 active cases that are undergoing treatment. Of these, there are 1,121 critical cases, while the health condition of the rest is stable.

It added that 30 new deaths have been reported; putting the tally of fatalities, at 4,542.

Meanwhile, as many as 1,185 cases have recovered, raising recoveries' toll to 312,684.

It also said that new 48,367 laboratory tests were carried, during the past 24-hours, bringing the total of tests conducted in the kingdom to 6,141,968.