Saudi-led alliance confirms Yemen prisoner swap




 
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Saudi-led alliance confirms Yemen prisoner swap
 
March 28th, 2016  
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Saudi-led alliance confirms Yemen prisoner swap
A Saudi-led military coalition on Monday said it had completed a prisoner swap in Yemen, exchanging nine Saudi prisoners for 109 Yemeni nationals ahead of a planned truce and peace talks aimed at ending the year-long war with Houthi rebels. The statement did not say which group the deal was made with, but the Iran-allied Houthi movement said on Sunday it had exchanged prisoners with its enemy Riyadh, as a first step towards ending a humanitarian crisis prompted by the conflict. The Iran-allied Houthis are battling Yemeni government forces backed by a Saudi-led military coalition.




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