Hopes for peace in Yemen grow as 800 prisoners swapped in deal

A freed prisoner gestures while holding a child after arriving at Sanaa Airport in Yemen on a Red Cross-chartered plane, after a prisoner swap. Photo: Reuters/Khaled Abdullah

Ahmed Al-Haj and Samy Magdy

An exchange of more than 800 prisoners linked to Yemen’s long-running war began yesterday, the International Committee for the Red Cross said.

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