Saudi-Led Coalition Frees Several Houthi Prisoners As Part of Ceasefire

The Saudi-led coalition fighting in Yemen has released 100 prisoners from Yemen’s Houthi rebel group as part of humanitarian and military ceasefires.

A Spokesman for the International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) Basheer Omar said on Friday that a plane carrying Yemeni prisoners has arrived in the southern city of Aden.

“We have facilitated the transfer of at least 100 prisoners back to Yemen in three separate flights,” Omar added.

The Houthi group did not immediately comment on the development or how these released prisoners would make their way back to their territory.

Aden city is located in the country’s south and is under control of the internationally recognized Yemeni government.

Saudi-led coalition spokesman General Turki Al-Malki said last month that they released 163 Houthi prisoners who fought against the Kingdom as part of ongoing ceasefire.

Al-Malik said that the initiative to release the war prisoners was taken in coordination with the IRCR.

The warring parties in the Yemen conflict agreed for a two-month UN-brokered ceasefire that went into effect on April two as part of efforts to end the long-year war.


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