Yemen: Houthi land mines claim 100 lives in July
Report says Houthis planted mines in villages and residential areas
A new Yemeni government report said that mines planted by the Houthi Shia militia have claimed at least 100 lives and injured 225 people in July.
The Relief Committee for War Victims – a governmental committee in exile – reported that most of the victims are civilians.
The Houthis planted mines in residential areas and villages in Aden, Abyan, Dhale, Lahaj, Taiz, al-Baydaa, Maarib and Shabwah provinces, according to the report.
“Unexploded projectiles left from the Saudi-led coalition airstrikes form a direct threat to civilian lives,” the report said.
Yemen descended into chaos last September, when the Houthis overran capital Sanaa and other provinces, prompting Saudi Arabia and its Arab allies to launch a massive air campaign against the Shia group.
Pro-Hadi forces – backed by Saudi-led air power – have managed recently to retake Aden and Taiz from the Houthis.Anadolu Agency website contains only a portion of the news stories offered to subscribers in the AA News Broadcasting System (HAS), and in summarized form. Please contact us for subscription options.