The Arab Coalition announced in a statement on Friday that a plane carrying 40 Houthi inmates to Yemen landed in Aden as part of Saudi Arabia’s humanitarian mission.
According to the announcement, the airlifts will take place in three phases to the Yemeni towns of Sanaa and Aden, with a total of 108 inmates being released.
According to Al Arabiya, all 108 detainees would be flown to Yemen by a Red Cross plane by the end of the day.
The Arab Coalition announced on April 28 that it will release 163 Houthi prisoners who participated in combat operations against the Kingdom, also in a “humanitarian initiative.”
The prisoners had then participated in combat operations against the Kingdom, the official Saudi Press Agency (SPA) reported.
It comes in an effort to end the crisis in Yemen and achieve peace, Coalition Spokesperson Brig. Gen. Turki al-Maliki said.