Egyptian president speaks of efforts to prevent loss of lives

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Saudi-led airstrikes against Houthi rebels in Yemen have continued for a 12th day. There has been little success so far in suppressing the rebels and the coalition is considering sending in ground troops, but some Egyptians fear such a move could take a substantial toll on a country still recovering from years of turmoil. CCTV’s Yasser Hakim filed this report from Cairo.

Egyptian president speaks of efforts to prevent loss of lives

Egyptian president speaks of efforts to prevent loss of lives

Saudi-led airstrikes against Houthi rebels in Yemen have continued for a 12th day. There has been little success so far in suppressing the rebels and the coalition is considering sending in ground troops, but some Egyptians fear such a move could take a substantial toll on a country still recovering from years of turmoil. CCTV's Yasser Hakim filed this report from Cairo.

Highlights:

  • The Egyptian army is already preoccupied with a crackdown on militants in northern Sinai and providing support to the Libyan army against ISIL militias in Libya.
  • Some fear opening a new front in the Gulf will have its repercussions.
  • Egyptian President Abdel Fatah Al Sisi said Egypt is working on a diplomatic solution to prevent the unnecessary loss of lives.