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Saudi coalition calls truce by releasing several Houthi prisoners

The Red Cross said Friday that a plane carrying Yemeni prisoners held by the Saudi-led coalition has arrived in the southern city of Aden as part of a truce deal.

The International Committee of the Red Cross is facilitating the transfer of at least 100 prisoners back to Yemen on three flights.

The Saudi-led coalition fighting in Yemen said last month that it would release 163 prisoners to the Iran-backed Houthi rebels as part of a ceasefire agreement between them. The agreement aims to pave the way to an end to the nearly 8-year-old conflict.



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