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Sisi extends deployment of Egyptian armed forces involved in Yemen conflict

The Egyptian president’s decree to extend the armed forces participation in the Yemen conflict for another six months comes only days after the government also extended their deployment

Ahram Online , Monday 3 Aug 2015
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Egyptian President Abdel Fattah El-Sisi issued a presidential decree on Monday to extend the deployment of Egypt’s armed force units participating in the Saudi-led coalition in Yemen for at least another six months or until the end of operations.  

According to the decree that was published in the Official Gazette, the Egyptian armed forces will continue their operations to protect Egypt and the Arab world's security in the Arabian Gulf area, the Red Sea and the Bab El-Mandab strait.

The presidential decree comes after the decision by the government on Saturday to extend the deployment of soldiers participating in the Saudi-led coalition in Yemen for another six months.

Egypt has been a part of the Saudi-led coalition against the Iranian backed Houthi rebels in Yemen since March with units participating predominately from the Egyptian navy and air force.


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