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Egypt extends participation in Arab coaltion

An agreement to 'extend the participation of the required elements from the Egyptian armed forces in a combat operation'

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Egypt's National Defence Council on Sunday extended the military's participation in an Arab coalition operation in Yemen, the presidency said in a statement.

"The National Defence Council agreed during the meeting 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 in the Gulf, Red Sea, and Bab al-Mandab areas," the statement said, according to Reuters.

The presidency did not specify how long the extension would be for.