Houthi group (Ansar Allah) members have been freed in the Marib Governorate, northeastern Yemen, according to what the group announced on Wednesday evening.
"8 prisoners from the group were freed" in an swap operation through local mediation in the Marib front, "Abdulqader Al-Murtada, head of the Houthi Prisoners Affairs Committee, tweeted.
Al-Murtada announced, on April 8, that nine of his group's prisoners had been freed through two exchanges on the Al-Jawf and West Coast fronts, through local mediators.
Marib has been racked fierce battles between the forces of the internationally recognized Yemeni government and the Houthi group for several weeks.
Despite the intensification of the battles on many Yemeni fronts, the prisoner exchanges between the parties to the conflict take place through local mediators, while the United Nations-sponsored prisoners' agreement stalled two months ago.