Yemen – Prisoner Swap between the Yemeni legitimate Government and the Southern Transitional Council

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Abyan-Yemen  02/10/2020

The province of Abyan witnessed prisoner swap between the Yemeni legitimate government and the Southern Transitional Council (STC), in the presence of a Mediation Committee. The spokesman for the Abyan axis, Captain Muhammad al-Naqib clarified that 170 prisoners of the STC’s troops were set free in exchange for the release of 34 of government soldiers. Among the prisoners was Brigadier General Saif al-Qafish, the commander of the 115th Infantry Brigade, affiliated to the legitimate government and Anis al-Subaihi, known to be South Resistance commander in Shabwa. The mediation committee included tribal figures in Abyan, the top of which was Sheikh Faisal Al-Marqashi, in coordination with representatives of the International Committee of the Red Cross

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