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March 29, 2015 10:55 am

El-Sisi Says Sunni Arab Leaders Have Agreed to Form Joint Military Force

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Egyptian President Abdel Fattah El-Sisi said Arab leaders will form a joint military force to combat "challenges" in the region. Photo: Wikimedia Commons.

Al Jazeera – Egypt’s president says Arab leaders have agreed to form a united military force to combat the “challenges” the region is facing at a conference dominated by a Saudi-led offensive on Houthi fighters in Yemen.

Abdel Fattah el-Sisi made the comment on Sunday at the closing session of a two-day Arab League summit held in the Egyptian resort city of Sharm el-Sheikh.

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