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.
بعون الله وتوفيقه تم اليوم الجمعة 2/6/1442. الموافق 15/1/2021
تحرير ( 10) من اسرى الجيش واللجان الشعبية في عملية تبادل في جبهة الجوف عبر وسيط محلي.
ونسأل الله الفرج لكافة الأسرى.
— عبدالقادر المرتضى (@abdulqadermortd) January 15, 2021
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.