Yemen Warring Parties Agree to Swap Hundreds of Prisoners


Yemen's Saudi-backed government and the Huthi rebels have agreed to exchange hundreds of prisoners ahead of planned peace talks in Sweden, sources said Tuesday.

The deal covers between 1,500 and 2,000 members of the pro-government forces and between 1,000 and 1,500 rebels, government official Hadi Haig told AFP.

The International Committee of the Red Cross welcomed the agreement.

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