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18 May 2024

Yemen rebels implement truce

A foreign woman dancing with Yemeni men in Wadi Al Daher, on the outskirts of Sanaa, yesterday. (AFP)

By Staff Writer

Shiite rebels in Yemen said yesterday they had pulled out of an occupied airport in the north and were arranging to free their Saudi prisoners, in line with a truce agreed with Sanaa.

"Today, we carried out our withdrawal from the perimeter of the airport of [the city of] Saada, where a plane will land for the first time" since August, rebel spokesman Mohammed Abdel Salam told AFP.

He said the insurgents also had began to dismantle roadblocks in the north and were on the verge of freeing Saudi prisoners captured in border clashes that began last November. Salam said "measures are underway to hand over the Saudi prisoners to a mediator, Ali Nasser Kersha", a tribal official from Saada.


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