Egypt's Sisi backs unified Arab force to confront regional threats

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Posted: Mar 28, 2015 6:18 AM

CAIRO (Reuters) - Egyptian President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi told an Arab League summit on Saturday that Cairo backed calls for a unified Arab force to confront regional security threats.

Sisi also said Egypt's participation in a military campaign against Shi'ite Houthi militias in Yemen, which has been led by Saudi Arabia, aimed to "preserve Yemen's unity and the peace of its territories."

(Reporting by Yara Bayoumy and Mahmoud Mourad; Editing by Michael Georgy and Toby Chopra)