Yemen prisoner swap agreed: government, rebel sources

Both sides in Yemen’s war agreed to exchange more than 1,000 prisoners during UN-sponsored talks in Switzerland, sources from both sides said on Saturday.The government, supported by a Saudi-led military coalition, and Iran-backed Houthi rebels agreed to exchange some 15,000 detainees as part of a peace deal brokered by the United Nations in Sweden in 2018.The two sides have since made sporadic prisoner swaps, but the release of hundreds of loyalists and insurgents – if it materializes – would mark the first large-scale handover since the war erupted in 2014.”A deal to exchange 1,081 prisoners…

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