Egyptian National Defense Council extends military operations

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The Egyptian national defense council has extended its military operations with the Saudi-led coalition in Yemen for another three months. The Egyptian operations include air and naval forces near Bab Al Mandab strait, a strategic location for Egypt’s Suez Canal. But so far Egypt says it has not participated in ground operations in Yemen. CCTV’s Adel EL Mahrouky filed this report

Egyptian National Defense Council extends military operations

Egyptian National Defense Council extends military operations

The Egyptian national defense council has extended its military operations with the Saudi-led coalition in Yemen for another three months. The Egyptian operations include air and naval forces near Bab Al Mandab strait, a strategic location for Egypt's Suez Canal. But so far Egypt says it has not participated in ground operations in Yemen. CCTV's Adel EL Mahrouky filed this report

Highlights:

  • Egyptian President Abdel Fattah El Sisi visited the Saudi king on Saturday.
  • The two leaders discussed regional issues with Yemen the main priority.
  • This week Houthi forces have hit Saudi Arabia for the first time since the coalition began in March.