Riyadh: A Saudi-led military coalition said on Tuesday it had released 200 Al Houthi prisoners to support peace efforts aimed at ending the nearly five-year war in Yemen.

The coalition also said in a statement carried on Saudi state media that it would ease restrictions on Yemeni airspace to allow flights out of Al Houthi-held capital, Sana’a, to transport people requiring medical treatment abroad.

The coalition intervened in Yemen in March 2015 against the Iran-aligned Al Houthi movement that ousted the internationally recognised government from power in Sana’a.