Yemen peace talks in Amman continue for last of 2 days

AMMAN, Jordan (AP) — Representatives of Yemen’s warring sides are meeting for a second day in the Jordanian capital for talks on implementing a prisoner exchange agreed to in Sweden last month.

The office of U.N. envoy Martin Griffiths has described the two-day meeting between the Houthi rebels and the internationally recognized government as a “technical one.” The International Committee of the Red Cross is also attending, and a closing statement is expected later on Thursday.

Yemen plunged into civil war in 2014, when the rebels captured the country’s capital, Sanaa. A Saudi-led coalition intervened a year later, fighting alongside government troops.

In Sweden in December, the two sides agreed to confidence-building measures, including an exchange of thousands of prisoners. But the implementation of that deal has been slow and marred by violence.

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