Arab coalition announces prisoner swap

9 Saudis were handed over to coalition authorities in exchange of 109 Yemeni citizens

The General Command of the Coalition Forces in Yemen has announced a prisoner swap with the Yemeni side as part of a truce announced on March 8.
 
Saudi Press Agency (SPA) has quoted a statement issued by the General Command of the Coalition Forces, which said that nine Saudi detainees were handed over to coalition authorities in exchange of 109 Yemeni citizens, which were arrested near the southern border of Saudi Arabia.
 
The coalition added that it welcomes a continued truce as part of 'Operation Restoring Hope'. The statement also expressed hope for truce to be reached in conflict zones inside Yemen to allow relief aid to reach all parts of the country, and support UN efforts to reach a political solution in accordance with UNSC Resolution No. 2216, reported SPA.

 

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