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Yemen: Houthi landmines kill civilians, block aid


SUMMARY: Houthi forces’ widespread use of landmines along Yemen’s western coast since mid-2017 has killed and injured hundreds of civilians and prevented aid groups from reaching vulnerable communities, Human Rights Watch said today. Yemeni law and the 1997 Mine Ban Treaty ban all use of antipersonnel mines; anti-vehicle mines have been used indiscriminately in violation of the laws of war, posing dangers to civilians long after hostilities have ceased.

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Published: Tuesday, April 23, 2019

Last Updated: Wednesday, May 13, 2020

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