Yemen: Egypt naval forces headed to Gulf of Aden

Egypt announced on Friday that its naval forces are headed to Gulf of Aden. (Al Arabiya)

Egypt announced on Friday that its naval forces are headed to Gulf of Aden amid a Saudi-led campaign against Houthi rebels in Yemen.

The coalition began air strikes on Thursday to try to roll back Houthi gains in the Arabian Peninsula country and to shore up the authority of embattled President Hadi, who has been holed up in Aden after fleeing Sanaa in February.

The Yemeni president left Aden on Thursday and is due to attend an Arab summit meeting in Egypt on Saturday, where he aims to shore up Arab support for the air strikes.

On Thursday, Egypt's state news agency said the country was providing political and military support for the operation.

It quoted the foreign ministry as saying coordination was under way with Saudi Arabia and other Gulf Arab countries to prepare for Egyptian air, naval and ground support if necessary.

See also: ‘Decisive Storm’ targets Houthi camps in Sanaa

(With Reuters)
 

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