Houthi releases captive Saudi soldiers; received with open arms in Riyadh

Riyadh: The Houthis in Yemen had released the captive Saudi soldiers. The soldiers who are a part of the coalition forces were released in accordance with the agreement made by the Houthis and the Yemeni government. The soldiers that landed in Riyadh were given a hearty greeting at the airport.

The liberated soldiers included 16 Saudi soldiers and three Sudanese soldiers. A Red Cross plane transported them from Sana’a, the capital of Yemen, to Riyadh King Khalid International Airport.

The soldiers were greeted with open arms at the airport when they landed in Riyadh. General Fayyad Al Ruwaili, the chief of staff, General Matlaq Al Asaimi, the commander of the joint forces, Major General Mohammad Al Qahtani, the commander of the national guard, Brigadier Mohammad Abshir, the defence attaché of the Sudanese Embassy in Riyadh, and other officials met the soldiers at the airport.

In exchange for soldiers’ release, Saudi Arabia freed 250 Houthis. On two different flights from Abaha, they arrived back in Sana’a

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