Masam project clears 1,279 mines in Yemen this month

Masam project clears 1,279 mines in Yemen this month

Masam, the King Salman Humanitarian Aid and Relief Center’s project for clearing mines in Yemen; cleared 1,279 mines during the second week of the current month. These include two antipersonnel mines, 238 anti-tank mines, 1,036 unexploded ordnance and three explosive devices.

A total of 169,434 mines have been extracted since the beginning of the project. Iran-backed Houthi militias planted more than 1.1 million mines in Yemen during the conflict; claiming hundreds of civilian lives, Saudi Press Agency (SPA) said.

The project implemented by Saudi cadres and international experts to remove mines randomly planted by Houthi militias in Yemeni regions; especially Marib, Aden, Sanaa and Taiz.

Masam aims to dismantle mines in Yemen to protect civilians and ensure delivering urgent humanitarian supplies safely. Houthis are developing anti-vehicle mines and turning them into antipersonnel explosives to intimidate and terrorize civilians.