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Yemen: Houthis Used Landmines in Aden

All Sides Should Reject Use, Affirm Ban Treaty

Sunday 06 September 2015


(Beirut, September 6, 2015) – Houthi forces apparently laid banned antipersonnel landmines in the Yemeni port of Aden before withdrawing from the city in July 2015, Human Rights Watch said today. The Houthis, also known as Ansar Allah, may also be responsible for laying new antipersonnel mines in Abyan governorate, northwest of Aden. Landmines and explosive remnants of war killed at least 11 people and wounded over a dozen in Aden in August, according to Yemeni mine clearance officials and media reports. Two deminers were among those seriously wounded.

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