Egypt says air force, Navy join in Yemen intervention

An Egyptian patrol ship navigates in the Suez Canal between Port Said and Ismailia, about 100 kms northeast of Cairo on November 24, 2008 (AFP Photo/Cris Bouroncle) (AFP/File)

Cairo (AFP) - Egypt's air force and Navy are participating in a Saudi-led intervention against Shiite Huthi rebels in Yemen, the presidency said in a statement on Thursday.

The government had previously said it would be prepared to commit ground troops as well if required.

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