Houthis swap prisoners with Qaeda in Yemen's Baydha: Tribal sources

2021-01-26 | Since 12 Month


Baydha (Debriefer) - The Houthi and Qaeda groups have exchanged prisoners in the Yemeni central governorate of Baydha, tribal sources said Monday.
The prisoner swap led to the release of son of Qaeda leader (Ali Alowi Lahmar, who was killed in a US drone airstrike) in return for the release of Baydha former Houthi-appointed governor's son, Ali al-Mansouri.
Abdullah Ali Alowi Lahmar was detained in the Sana'a-based national security's jail since 2009, according to the sources, but it was not known when and where the Houthi late leader's son was captured.
The al-Qaeda-run Ahdath news agency posted a brief story along with a picture for some of its militants while receiving their fellow.
No immediate statement has been released by the Houthi group on the claimed deal with Qaeda.
Local media quoted tribal sources as saying that the two groups were arranging for a new swap deal that would free 14 prisoners from both sides in the few next days.

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