Rights sources uncovered a deal on Wednesday between Sana’a and United States, in which nearly 268 patients who were receiving treatment abroad returned.
The Arab Organization for Rights “Arwa” stated on its official page on social media that an Omani mediation succeeded in concluding the deal under which two American prisoners were released in exchange for the return of the wounded Yemenis.
It was expected that UN would secure the travel and return of these people as part of a previous deal to operate an air bridge between Sana’a and Jordan to transfer the sick and wounded, whose treatment has failed inside Yemen.
The bridge stopped during the last period under the pretext of Corona after transferring dozens of patients abroad, and it was expected that UN would start flights to bring them back inside according to the previous agreement, however, despite UN delivered a previous batch, it was keen to keep a large number of patients as part of arranging the deal.
The latest developments will affect UN’S plans to push for a comprehensive peace process in Yemen, which has been under war and siege for six years.
It is worth noting that Yemen is looking today forward to start the prisoner exchange process between Sana’a and Saudi-UAE coalition, based on the recent agreement reached in Switzerland under the auspices of UN that provides for releasing 1,420 prisoners from both sides.