Saudis Announce Prisoner Swap With Houthis in Yemen Conflict

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Saudi Arabia announced a large prisoner swap on Monday with its Houthi rebel adversaries in the Yemen war — 109 Yemenis for nine Saudis — in what appeared to be meant as a signal that the two sides would honor a cease-fire planned for April 10.

The Saudi announcement, conveyed in a terse dispatch by the official Saudi Press Agency, said the prisoner exchange was completed on Sunday. It did not specify the location; presumably it took place somewhere along the Saudi-Yemeni frontier.

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