About 3,000 landmines removed from Saadah
1/17/2017 7:06:00 PM
The Yemeni National Army has removed about 3,000 landmines from al-Bukua district in Saadah governorate.
The Yemeni army managed to liberate vast areas of al-Bukua district and captured a lot of military equipment, supplies and vehicles.
The use of landmines by forces of the Houthis and ousted President Ali Abdullah Saleh has caused numerous civilian casualties and hinders the return of families displaced by the fighting.
“The Houthis and allied forces are showing cold-hearted cruelty toward civilians by using landmines,” said Steve Goose, arms director at Human Rights Watch. “Yemen’s warring parties should immediately stop laying mines, destroy mines in their possession and ensure that demining teams can work unimpeded so that families can safely return home.”