Seventeen people were released as part of a prisoner exchange late Friday between Yemen’s government forces and a separatist council in the country supported by the United Arab Emirates (UAE), Anadolu Agency reported.
Government forces and the Southern Transition Council (STC) exchanged prisoners through local mediators, according to a statement by the council.
The statement said government forces released five prisoners while 12 were released by the council. The government has not made any statements regarding the releases.
A total of 200 prisoners were released in an exchange between the STC and the government in October 2020.