Egypt extends participation in Yemen conflict for up to one year

A v soldier loyal to Yemen's government secures a part of the base of the Yemeni Army's 3rd Region in the country's central province of Marib January 13, 2016. (Reuters)

Egypt’s national defense council on Thursday extended the military’s participation in the 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.”

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