Saudi-led alliance confirms Yemen prisoner swap


A Saudi-led military coalition on Monday confirmed it had completed a prisoner swap in Yemen, exchanging nine Saudi prisoners for 109 Yemeni nationals, Saudi state news agency SPA said.

The statement did not say which group the deal was made with, but Yemen’s rebel Houthi movement said on Sunday it had exchanged prisoners with its foe Riyadh, as a first step towards ending a humanitarian crisis prompted by the year-long conflict.

Saudi Arabia received its nationals on Sunday, SPA said.

Source: Reuters