Local news

Fri - 16 Oct 2020 - 01:41 PM ،،،

 An ICRC plane landed in Aden International Airport on Friday, carrying a batch of prisoners of the Southern Resistance and the joint forces on the West Coast as part of the U.N.-mediated agreement reached last month in Switzerland to exchange 1,081 prisoners of war.

Upon their arrival, the returnees got warm and enthusiastic reception by a huge crowd of waiting friends and relatives accompanied by a brass band.

The prisoner swap deal included the release of 201 Houthi prisoners in exchange for 151 prisoners from the Southern Resistance and joint forces.

Yesterday, the ICRC said in a message posted on Twitter, a total of five planes had taken off from Sayoun, Sanaa and Abha carrying more than 700 freed prisoners from both sides.