An independent Yemeni human rights observatory revealed, on Friday, that about 78 people were killed and injured, as a result of the explosion of mines planted by the Houthi militia, before they were defeated from the three districts of Shabwa governorate and Harib district in Marib, since the beginning of this January.
The Yemeni Landmine Observatory reported that it had monitored 38 civilian and military deaths, and the injury of more than 50 others, due to the heavy mines planted by the Houthis in the districts of Bayhan, Usailan, and Ain, in Shabwa. In addition to the Harib district in Marib, during the period from the first of January until today.
The engineering teams of the Saudi project to clear Yemeni lands of mines “Masam” and the National Mine Program (Ymak), continue their operations in clearing areas and directorates that were recently liberated in Shabwa governorate. As well as in the Directorate of Harib in Ma’rib.
The Houthi militia planted various mines in the districts of Usaylan, Bayhan and Ain, west of Shabwa, before being expelled by a military operation waged by the Giants Brigades with the support of the fighters of the Coalition to Support Legitimacy.
The national program for dealing with mines, earlier, warned people not to approach suspicious and dangerous areas until they are cleared and roads are opened and secured by the specialized engineering teams.
He also pointed out that the Houthi militia extensively and indiscriminately planted mines and explosive devices, calling on the displaced not to return to their homes before clearing the roads of Houthi mines.