The Saudi prisoners, who departed from Sana’a International Airport, were released for 25 million Saudi riyals (about $6.7 million)
Houthis release Saudi plane carrying seven captured soldiers after ransom paid
On Thursday, the Houthis released a plane carrying seven Saudi soldiers captured on the Yemeni-Saudi border nearly three months ago.
The Saudi prisoners, who departed from Sana’a International Airport, were released for a ransom of more than 25 million Saudi riyals (about $6.7 million), a high-ranking officer in Yemen’s Ministry of Defense told Almasdar Online.
The Houthis’ desire to complete the deal "could be seen as an indication of the group's willingness to further rapprochement with the Kingdom," said the officer, who works closely with Saudi military operations.
Previously, the Houthis showed footage of Saudi soldiers saying they had been captured along with hundreds of pro-Yemeni government fighters from battles on the Kingdom's southern border with Yemen in August.