Seventeen people were released as part of a prisoner exchange late Friday between Yemen's government forces and a separatist council in the country supported by the United Arab Emirates (UAE).
Government forces and the Southern Transition Council (STC) exchanged prisoners through local mediators, according to a statement by the council.
The statement said government forces released five prisoners while 12 were released by the council.
The government has not made any statements regarding the releases.
A total of 200 prisoners were released in an exchange between the STC and the government in October 2020.
* Writing by Dilan Pamuk in Ankara
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