Ten Yemeni soldiers freed in prisoner swap deal

Ten Yemeni soldiers freed in prisoner swap deal

The head of the National Committee for Prisoners’ Affairs, Abdul Qadir Al-Murtadha, has revealed on Friday the liberation of ten Yemeni prisoners in a prisoner exchange won through local mediation in Jawf front.

“At least ten prisoners of the army and the Popular Committees were freed today, in a prisoner swap through local mediation at the Jawf front,” Al-Murtadha said on his Twitter account.

This is the first prisoner exchange taking place in 2021 through local mediation.

On December 31, al-Murtadha said that over 1,087 prisoners of war of the Yemeni army and Popular Committees were released in 2020, through both UN and local mediations.

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