Yemen: Over 1,000 prisoners to be freed in large-scale swap deal

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The warring sides in Yemen’s long conflict will exchange some 1,081 prisoners on Thursday and Friday, under a deal struck in Switzerland last month, a senior rebel official said.
Yemen’s government, which is supported by a Saudi Arabia-led military coalition, Houthi rebels resolved to swap some 15,000 detainees as part of a peace deal brokered by the United Nations in Stockholm back in 2018.
The two sides have since undertaken sporadic prisoner exchanges, but this week’s planned swap would mark the first large-scale handover since the war erupted in 2014.

Al Jazeera's Hashen Ahelbarra reports.

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