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Coalition spokesman talks what’s next after deal with Houthis

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The agreement reached during a visit by a Yemeni tribal delegation to the kingdom is the first of its kind since the Saudi-led coalition began a military campaign against the Houthis in March last year.

The frontier between war-ravaged Yemen and its northern neighbor has seen many deadly incidents over the past 12 months. Yemen's delegation sought to negotiate a truce "along the border with the kingdom to allow the entry of medical and humanitarian aid to Yemeni towns near the theater of operations," the coalition statement said. Coalition forces have responded by allowing aid to flow through the Alb border crossing.

Saudi soldier Jaber al-Kaabi was handed over to the coalition in exchange for seven Yemenis who were detained by Saudi authorities at the border.