There is no doubt that a bloody coup is seeking to impose its mandated by force of arms on the citizens, It will reflect a state of bloody conflict that does not end because of the intransigence of the Houthis who consume everything in order to achieve their desired goal without not concerned about the torture of Yeminis who tried various kinds of humiliation and fear by these rebels. Years have passed the country was being planted with thousands of landmines, making Yemen the most mined country where World War II.
Houthi militias have recently intensified mine-laying to prevent the progress of government military forces. Despite the control of the national army on large areas, but the landmines remained a threat to the population disrupting their lives and normal life, where many of them died because of it. Those who have survived have suffered a long-term disability. Hundreds of civilians have been permanently disabled by landmines.
Ousama algosaibi, the managing director of “Masam”, the Saudi project for demining in Yemen, said that landmines are in every area of Yemen, and they are not used as defensive or offensive mechanisms, but rather to terrorize the population. The Houthis reprogrammed anti-tank mines that previously needed 100 kg of pressure for its explosion, to explode now at a pressure of less than 10 kg.
As a result of the above, Human Rights Watch called on Houthi militias to stop using landmines, stating that militias used landmines in the coast, on the borders with Saudi Arabia, around major cities and on roads … The number of landmines buried by the Houthis on Yemeni territory within four years is about one million landmines.
According to the report, planting death caused the killing of more than 1539 people and the injury of more than 3,000 others, in addition to the dead and wounded among the fishermen. The landmines are distributing death to innocent people without prior warning, which made it another reason for the suffering of Yemenis after the famine, cholera and diphtheria that killed eight million Yemenis. Therefore, Masam project and the Yemeni National Army seek to rid the country of death, by recruiting and creating a number of experts to achieve this noble goal. The National Army and the Joint Resistance Forces have recently dismantled 4 explosive devices from the remnants of Houthis in the northern Ad Dali’ province after they were found by a military police patrol near a checkpoint in the north of Qa’tabah city.