HODEIDAH (Debriefer)--Around 60 Yemeni fishermen returned on Saturday to the country after they had been detained in Eritrea for months, local sources said.
They arrived in the city of Khoukha in Hodeidah province without their boats, the sources said.
The Eritrean authorities refused to release their boats.
They are still holding 170 Yemeni fishermen and 36 fishing boats, some of the released fishermen said, according to the sources.
Scores of Yemeni fishermen have been detained by Eritrea while fishing off the Yemeni island of Honaish this year.