Saudi project clears 2,231 Houthi mines in Yemen

The project is one of several initiatives undertaken by Saudi Arabia. (SPA)
The project is one of several initiatives undertaken by Saudi Arabia. (SPA)
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Updated 26 December 2021

Saudi project clears 2,231 Houthi mines in Yemen

The project is one of several initiatives undertaken by Saudi Arabia. (SPA)
  • The demining took place in Marib, Aden, Jouf, Shabwa, Taiz, Hodeidah, Lahij, Sanaa, Al-Bayda, Al-Dhale and Saada

ADEN: The Saudi Project for Landmine Clearance in Yemen dismantled 2,231 mines in the fourth week of December.

This figure includes 11 anti-personnel mines, 1,399 anti-tank mines, 801 unexploded ordinances and 20 other explosive devices.

The project is one of several initiatives undertaken by Saudi Arabia to help ease the suffering of the Yemeni people.

The demining took place in Marib, Aden, Jouf, Shabwa, Taiz, Hodeidah, Lahij, Sanaa, Al-Bayda, Al-Dhale and Saada.

A total of 298,412 mines have been cleared since the start of the project. More than 1.2 million mines have been planted by the Houthis, claiming the lives of hundreds of civilians.