Libyan Army, Haftar's militias exchange prisoners

Libyan Army, Haftar's militias exchange prisoners

May 12, 2021 - 12:36
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Written By: SafaAlharathy

Several prisoners from the Volcano of Rage Operation have been swapped for fighters from Haftar's militias, the Presidential Council (PC) confirmed.

The prisoners-swap deal included 35 detainees from both sides, who have been captured on the battlefield during the aggression on Tripoli, the PC explained in a statement Tuesday.

Member of the Joint Military Committee (5 + 5), Major General Mustafa Yahya clarified in statements conveyed by the PC media office that the process took place at Shwerif area southwest of Libya in the presence of notables and sheiks of the region.

"A new deal for exchanging prisoners had been completed in Shwerif area, with the release of 35 detainees," the military official said, stressing that this was the result of continuous efforts from both sides.

Major General Yahya noted this was not the first operation of its kind, assuring that the freed prisoners are in good health, and most of them are now back with their families.