Arab coalition in Yemen announces prisoner exchange

Abu Dhabi, March 28 (IANS/WAM) The General Command of the Arab Coalition Forces in Yemen has announced a prisoner swap as part of a truce announced on March 8.

A statement issued by the General Command of the Coalition Forces said that nine Saudi detainees were handed over to coalition authorities in exchange of 109 Yemeni citizens, who 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 a 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.

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