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Egypt extends participation in Yemen conflict

CAIRO, January 15, 2016

Egypt's national defence council on Thursday extended the military's participation in a Saudi-led operation in Yemen for up to one year, the presidency said in a statement.
 
"The national defence council agreed to extend the participation of the required elements from the Egyptian armed forces in a combat operation outside the nation's border to defend Egyptian and Arab national security," the statement said.
 
"This is for an extra year or until the end of the combat operation, whichever comes first." - Reuters



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