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Jordan confirms joining Saudi-led intervention in Yemen

AFP , Thursday 26 Mar 2015
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Jordan on Thursday confirmed it is taking part in a Saudi-led coalition to defend Yemen's President Abd-Rabbu Mansour Hadi against advancing Shia rebels who are threatening his stronghold in Aden.

An official Jordanian source said its participation in the operation, alongside other Arab countries, was aimed at "supporting the legitimacy, stability and security of Yemen".

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