Saudi program to train and deploy demining experts in Yemen

Saudi program to train and deploy demining experts in Yemen

Osama Al-Qosaibi, the Director General of the Saudi Mine Clearance Project in Yemen, revealed that more than 400 specialists will be trained and deployed to clean up Yemeni land from landmines, stressing that the objective of the project is humanitarian and aims at demining in all areas of Yemen.

Al-Sharq Al-Awsat newspaper quoted Al-Qosaibi as saying that the project, which costs 40 million dollars is on 5 stages starting with the preparation and training of demining teams and then the deployment of these teams in the field .

He said Yemen was suffering from many mines planted by the Houthi- rebel militia which receives military support from Iran.

Local sources estimate that the rebels have planted a million landmines in different parts of Yemen so far.

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