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Civilian victims of landmines planted by Ansar Allah (Houthis) and Saleh forces
Wed - (10 May 2017) - Reports
 

Landmine explosions left scores of civilians dead and wounded in a number of governorates across Yemen.The use of landmines in all cases documented in this report, was limited to Ansar Allah and the pro-Saleh forces. These mines and ground bombs were found  in different areas where Houthi/Salah forces withdrew from, particularly in the governorates of Aden and Lahj in the south, Taiz and al-Baida, in central Yemen , and Sana'a and Marib in the north.The gravity of the damage caused by these mines has been significant because they were planted in residential areas, public roads, main streets, homes, farms and crossing paths frequented by civilians daily. In addition to the killing and maiming civilians, land-mines resulted in permanent disabilities for civilians who have been exposed to them, particularly children. Mwatana Organization for Human Rights has verified 33 landmine explosion incidents,  in which 57 civilians were killed, including 24 children and 4 women, and 47 civilians injured, including 21 children and 6 women across six Yemeni governorates.

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