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    The Egypt’s National Defense Council on Thursday decided to extend the country’s participation in a military operation in Yemen.

    MOSCOW (Sputnik) — The Egypt’s National Defense Council on Thursday decided to extend the country’s participation in a Saudi-led military operation in Yemen for another year, media reported Thursday.

    “The National Defense Council agreed to extend the participation of the necessary elements of the Egyptian armed forces in a combat mission outside its borders to defend the national security of Egypt and the Arab world… This is for a year or until the end of the combat mission,” the Egypt’s presidency said in a statement, as quoted by Al Yamania News.

    Yemen is mired into a military conflict between the Houthi opposition forces and the internationally-backed government.

    Egypt has been carrying out airstrikes against Houthi positions as a member of the US-led international coalition at the request of Yemen’s President Abd Rabbuh Mansur Hadi since March 2015.


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