Yemen: Former Irish Defence Forces general survives landmine explosion in Al Hudaydah

A former Defence Forces general narrowly survived a bomb blast while travelling with a United Nations convoy in Yemen on Tuesday.

Major General Michael Beary commanded the UNIFIL mission in Lebanon before his retirement from the Defence Forces in 2018. In 2021, he took up the role of Head of the United Nations Mission to support the Hudaydah Agreement (UNMHA), a civilian mission overseeing the fragile ceasefire in the country which has been wracked by eight years of civil war.

Mr Beary was travelling in a convoy of armoured UN vehicles in the Al Hali district of Hodeidah. They were travelled with members of the Houthi rebel group to oversee the destruction of decommissioning of explosives when the convoy hit a landmine.

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Source: The Irish Times