Saudi Arabia helps clear mines from Yemen governorate

A Saudi-led coalition is working with the Yemeni military in an effort to clear thousands of landmines believed to have been planted by Houthi militias and forces loyal to deposed Yemen President Ali Abdullah Salah, the Saudi Arabian Embassy in Washington reported recently.

The landmines, which the embassy said have claimed many lives and prevented Yemeni citizens from returning to their homes, are intended to stop the advance of pro-government forces.

Hussein Awadi, the former governor of Yemen's Al-Jawf Governorate, said he believes the Houthi militias and their allies had planted more than 30,0000 mines of various sizes in the governorate.
 
The embassy also noted that the King Salman Center for Relief and Humanitarian Aid (KSRELIEF) is operating projects aimed at alleviating Yemeni civilian suffering and is supporting International Committee of Red Cross's (ICRC) artificial limbs centers in Yemen.

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