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Young Houthi fighters released from prison in Yemen

UN envoy had tried to push two sides to agree to release half of prisoners before Ramadan

Young Houthi fighters released from prison in Yemen
Marib's Governor Sultan al-Arada (bottom-2ndR) speaks on June 7, 2016 in the city of Marib, east of the capital, after young Huthi fighters were released by the Saudi-backed government. The UN envoy for Yemen had been trying to push the two sides to agree to release half of all their prisoners before Ramadan, which began on June 6, 2016. (Abdullah Al-Qadry/AFP/Getty Images)
Young Houthi fighters released from prison in Yemen
Marib's Governor Sultan al-Arada (3rdR) and officials shake hands with young Huthi fighters after they were released by the Saudi-backed government on June 7, 2016 in the city of Marib, east of the capital. The UN envoy for Yemen had been trying to push the two sides to agree to release half of all their prisoners before Ramadan, which began on June 6, 2016. (Abdullah Al-Qadry/AFP/Getty Images)
Young Houthi fighters released from prison in Yemen
Marib's Governor Sultan al-Arada (bottom-2ndR) speaks on June 7, 2016 in the city of Marib, east of the capital, after young Huthi fighters were released by the Saudi-backed government. The UN envoy for Yemen had been trying to push the two sides to agree to release half of all their prisoners before Ramadan, which began on June 6, 2016. (Abdullah Al-Qadry/AFP/Getty Images)
Young Houthi fighters released from prison in Yemen
Young Huthi fighters listen to Marib's Governor's speaking after they were released by the Saudi-backed government on June 7, 2016 in the city of Marib, east of the capital. The UN envoy for Yemen had been trying to push the two sides to agree to release half of all their prisoners before Ramadan, which began on June 6, 2016. (Abdullah Al-Qadry/AFP/Getty Images)
Young Houthi fighters released from prison in Yemen
Young Huthi fighters listen to Marib's Governor's speaking after they were released by the Saudi-backed government on June 7, 2016 in the city of Marib, east of the capital. The UN envoy for Yemen had been trying to push the two sides to agree to release half of all their prisoners before Ramadan, which began on June 6, 2016. (Abdullah Al-Qadry/AFP/Getty Images)
Young Houthi fighters released from prison in Yemen
Young Huthi fighters listen to Marib's Governor's speaking after they were released by the Saudi-backed government on June 7, 2016 in the city of Marib, east of the capital. The UN envoy for Yemen had been trying to push the two sides to agree to release half of all their prisoners before Ramadan, which began on June 6, 2016. (Abdullah Al-Qadry/AFP/Getty Images)
Young Houthi fighters released from prison in Yemen
Marib's Governor Sultan al-Arada (C) hugs a young Huthi fighter after he was released by the Saudi-backed government on June 7, 2016 in the city of Marib, east of the capital. The UN envoy for Yemen had been trying to push the two sides to agree to release half of all their prisoners before Ramadan, which began on June 6, 2016. (Abdullah Al-Qadry/AFP/Getty Images)
Young Houthi fighters released from prison in Yemen
Young Huthi fighters listen to Marib's Governor's speaking after they were released by the Saudi-backed government on June 7, 2016 in the city of Marib, east of the capital. The UN envoy for Yemen had been trying to push the two sides to agree to release half of all their prisoners before Ramadan, which began on June 6, 2016. (Abdullah Al-Qadry/AFP/Getty Images)