Pro-govt Yemeni forces dismantle Houthi-laid landmines in Hodeidah

Scores of landmines laid by the Houthi militia were dismantled by the pro-government Yemeni troops in the country's Red Sea port city of Hodeidah on Wednesday, a military official said.

The local military source said on condition of anonymity that "a unit of the pro-government joint forces specialized in clearing landmines succeeded in dismantling scores of landmines laid in various agricultural areas in Hays district of Hodeidah," Xinhua news agency reported.

The Houthi-laid landmines and Improvised Explosive Devices (IEDs) continue to pose a real threat to the civilians despite the ongoing efforts by the experts of the mine-clearing projects in Yemen.

Previous reports by humanitarian organisations said Yemen has become one of the largest landmine battlefields in the world since World War II.

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