Military Periscope Logo

Riyadh Agrees To Release 7 Houthis Following Safe Return of Ill Soldier

January 31 2019

Saudi Arabia

The Saudi-led coalition in Yemen has agreed to release seven Houthi rebels after a Saudi soldier was freed, reports Al Jazeera (Qatar).

On Tuesday, Saudi prisoner Mousa Awaji arrived in Riyadh. He was freed due to an unspecified illness, according to a Houthi official quoted by al-Masirah, a Houthi TV channel.

The official said the release was part of an initiative by Houthi leader Abdul-Malik al-Houthi.

A spokesman for the coalition said the exchange was in part the result of poor...

Please log in to continue reading.

Not yet a subscriber? Take a free trial.

Military Periscope gives you easy-to-use, integrated, open-source intelligence on…

  • More than 7,500 weapons systems and platforms
  • Nearly every country's armed forces
  • Militant organizations
laptop image

Try Military Periscope free for seven days

Military Periscope Logo

Your online source for military news, weapons, and nation's armed forces worldwide

Military Periscope FEDLINK information

Service ID: UC Contract Number: LCFDL19D0065

Military Periscope is a product of GovExec.

600 New Hampshire Ave., Suite 510,

Washington DC, 20037, USA.

(+1) 202-450-3967

©Military Periscope 2022

All rights reserved. Redistribution of the content is prohibited without prior consent of Military Periscope.