The Saudi project to clear Yemeni lands of mines (Masam) announced the removal of 836 mines and explosive devices during the period (22-28) April.
The center’s operations room stated in a statement that the cleared mines consisted of 614 unexploded shells and 217 anti-tank mines, in addition to one anti-personnel mine and four explosive devices.
The center reported that it cleared more than 16,476 mines, unexploded ordnance and explosive devices left over from war in the areas controlled by the Yemeni government during the first third of this year 2023.
The project stated that the majority of mines were cleared in January with 5,290 explosive remnants of war, followed by February with 4,811 items, then March with 3,316 items, and finally in April with 3,059 explosive materials.
The Director General of the “Masam” project, Osama Al-Qusaibi, had explained that the project, since its start in Yemen in June 2018 until April 28, was able to clear a total of 396,081 shells from the remnants of war, including 243,636 unexploded ordnance and 138,558 anti-tank mines, in addition to To 7,773 explosive devices, and 6,114 anti-personnel mines.
In a statement posted on the project’s website, Al-Gosaibi indicated that the total area of Yemeni land that has been cleared of the threat of mines and their sisters, so far, amounted to 45,367,536 square meters.
The “Masam” project is affiliated with the King Salman Humanitarian Aid and Relief Center, and has been working in Yemen since 2018, carrying out mine clearance in all its forms, especially in the governorates of Ma’rib, Aden, Sana’a, Taiz and Hajjah.