Cairo: A Saudi-led coalition fighting in Yemen said on Wednesday that six Saudi prisoners had arrived at home after they were released by Yemen’s Iran-aligned Al Houthi militia.
The six arrived Wednesday afternoon at the King Salman air base in the capital Riyadh, spokesman for the Arab Alliance Col. Turki Al Maliki said in a statement.
They were welcomed upon their arrival by chief of the coalition’s joint forces Lt.Gen Fahad Bin Turki and members of their families.
The six were handed over by the Red Cross
“We appreciate the efforts made by the International Committee of the Red Cross in handing over the prisoners as part of the Stockholm Agreement,” Al Turki added, referring to a UN-brokered peace deal signed in December 2018 between the Saudi-backed Yemeni government and Al Houthis in Sweden.
In 2015, the Saudi-led alliance intervened in Yemen at the request of the government there after Al Houthis overran parts of the country including the capital Sana’a.