Today, Thursday, the second prisoner exchange deal between The Yemeni government And the Southern Transitional Council in Abyan Governorate, in southern Yemen.
About 70 prisoners of the clashes that have been taking place for months in Abyan governorate were exchanged between the Yemeni government forces and forces of the Southern Transitional Council, under the auspices and supervision Red Cross And the mediation committee and a number of notables and tribes of Abyan.
According to local sources, the prisoner exchange process was carried out with the release of Brigadier General Saif al-Qafish, commander of the 115th Infantry Brigade, and about 32 other prisoners of the Yemeni government, in exchange for the release of Commander Anis al-Subaihi and about 37 prisoners of the Southern Transitional Council, according to unofficial statistics.
So far, there has been no official comment from the parties on that deal, and no official statistics of the number of released prisoners has been published.
This is the second prisoner exchange deal between the two parties, as a previous deal succeeded at the beginning of this year at the headquarters of the Arab coalition forces in Aden, in which about 40 prisoners were exchanged from both sides.
This process comes within the framework of building confidence and starting the implementation of the military and security component The Riyadh Agreement, Coinciding with the formation of the new government and its return to the temporary capital, Aden.
In this regard, an informed political source explained to “Erm News” that the success of the prisoner exchange deal today paves the way for the exchange of the rest of the prisoners held in the prisons of the two parties, and will also pave the way for building and consolidating confidence to launch implementation The Riyadh Agreement And its acceleration mechanism.
The source expected that next week will witness a breakthrough and a solution to the crisis and the obstacles that stand in front of it, especially since the procedures for forming the new government have come a long way, leaving only some simple technical matters, he said.
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