In this Feb. 2, 2018 file photo, Maj. Gen. Nasser Ali al-Daibany of Yemen's internationally recognized government shows journalists a deactivated mine on the outskirts of Sanaa, Yemen. (AP Photo/Jon Gambrell, File)
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A Houthi official acknowledged the rebels widely use mines, but said Saudi-led airstrikes have left behind ordinance that is just as deadly.Among the dangers facing combatants and civilians alike are land mines. The Houthis looted government armories when they captured much of northern Yemen, including vast stockpiles of anti-tank mines. Brig. Gen. Yahia al-Sarie, a Houthi officer, said the rebels only use land mines on the battlefield and not in civilian areas.Saudi Arabia has alleged as many as 1 million mines may have been laid by the Houthis.Saudi officials have released pictures showing fields of deactivated land mines.Yemen is also littered with mines from previous conflicts.
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