IRRC No. 120

Near East – Yemen Arab Republic – Laos – Latin America – Mauritania

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Exchange of prisoners of war.—On 31 January 1971, the 37 Saudi and 24 South Yemeni prisoners of war captured during border incidents in November 1969 were repatriated under the auspices of the ICRC.Two aircraft took the former prisoners, accompanied by ICRC delegates, from Riyadh and Aden to Cairo where the exchange took place.

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