Yemen’s warring sides agree to swap 1,000 prisoners

A man passes a cemetery for those killed in Yemen’s long war, in Sanaa, Yemen. Tens of thousands of people, mostly civilians, have died in the conflict, which has sparked what the United Nations calls the world's worst humanitarian crisis. – EPA pic, September 28, 2020.

THE warring sides in Yemen’s long conflict have agreed to exchange 1,081 prisoners, the United Nations mediator said yesterday following talks in Switzerland.

Yemen’s government, which is supported by a Saudi-led military coalition, and Iran-backed Huthi rebels resolved to swap some 15,000 detainees as part of a peace deal brokered by the UN in Stockholm back in 2018.

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