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April 16, 2015
Egypt, Saudi mull drills as pressure builds on Yemen rebels
Sanaa (AFP) April 16, 2015
Saudi Arabia and Egypt are considering holding large-scale military exercises after launching air strikes on Yemeni rebels who have been slapped with a UN arms embargo and sanctions. In a possible sign the Saudi-led air campaign against the Shiite rebels might expand into a ground operation, Cairo said it and Riyadh were mulling the drills in Saudi Arabia with other Gulf countries participating. "It was decided to form a joint military committee to look into a large-scale strategic manoeuvre on ... read more

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