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Report: Pro-Hadi Militias, Ansarullah May Swap PoWs

16 December 2015 20:07


A senior official of the camp of fugitive President Mansour Hadi said the warring sides in Yemen are likely to come to a prisoners swap deal, media reports said.

“The pro-Hadi forces may swap 300 Ansarullah fighters in exchange for freedom of 270 captives of the Saudi-led troops and forces loyal to Mansour Hadi,” the official told the Arabic-language Al-Mashhad al-Yamani news website on Wednesday.

He said that the two sides are on the brink of the agreement on swap of PoWs.

On Monday, Yemen’s army and Ansarullah fighters killed at least 13 Saudi-backed militants in the Yemeni Province of Ma’rib.

The Yemeni forces killed 13 mercenaries in Kofel district in Ma’rib.

Earlier reports said the Saudi-led forces sustained heavy casualties in the Yemeni army’s missile attack on the Bab al-Mandeb region in Southwestern Yemen.

The Yemeni forces missiles hit the Saudi-led coalition’s command headquarters in Sha’ab al-Jen region near Bab al-Mandeb, killing over 150 coalition servicemen, including 23 Saudi troops, 9 UAE officers and soldiers, seven Moroccan officers and 42 Blackwater troops.

It said that the burnt bodies of 146 Saudi-led military troops have been transferred to the city of Aden and Saudi Arabia has sent a warship to Ta’iz to transfer the wounded from Bab al-Mandeb region.

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