300,000 Houthi landmines removed in Yemen

from Government of Bahrain
Published on 24 Apr 2018 View Original

Aden, Apr. 24 (BNA): Yemen's National Centre for Removal of Landmines said that the Yemeni army has removed 300,000 landmines planted by Iran-backed Houthi militias during two years in liberated areas.

In a press statement, Ameen Al-Aqaili, head of the centre, affirmed that Yemen was exposed to the biggest mine-planting operation since the Second World War, adding that the Houthi coup militias planted more than 500,000 landmines in various areas in Yemen, Saudi Press Agency (SPA) reported.

He stressed that this huge quantity of landmines poses a continuous danger threatening people's lives.



BNA 0540 GMT 2018/04/24