Friday May 06, 2022

VIDEO: Saudi-led coalition frees Yemen rebels in peace gesture

VIDEO: Saudi-led coalition frees Yemen rebels in peace gesture

Houthi members board a flight in the Saudi city of Abha.

The Saudi-led military coalition fighting Yemen's Houthi insurgents announced on Friday it was freeing a batch of rebel prisoners, part of what it says are efforts to end the seven-year war.

Last week the coalition said it would release 163 prisoners it accused of participating in "hostilities" against Saudi Arabia.

The official Saudi Press Agency said on Twitter Friday that process had begun, adding there would be "three stages of air transport of prisoners" to Yemen's Houthi-controlled capital Sanaa and the southern port city of Aden.