Yemen’s Houthi rebels release hundreds of detainees

The Houthis say the unconditional release should show their commitment to the peace deal with the government.

Yemen’s Houthi fighters have released hundreds of prisoners as part of a United Nations-led action agreed to in December.

This is a move that could revive efforts to end a war that has sparked the world’s worst humanitarian crisis.

The UN hopes it will lead to a larger exchange of prisoners with the Saudi-Emirati coalition. But the alliance has remained non-committal so far.


Al Jazeera’s Mohammed al-Attab reports from the capital, Sanaa.