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

Reuters News
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."

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