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Egypt's ambassador to Yemen won't rule out ground troops

In an interview with Al-Monitor, Egyptian Ambassador Youssef al-Sharqawy says that despite his country's participation in Operation Decisive Storm, it will not play a political role in resolving the conflict in Yemen.
A man and his children ride on the back of a pick-up truck with their luggage as they flee Saudi-led air strikes in Sanaa April 6, 2015. Foreign nationals were on their way out of Yemen on Monday (April 6) as 12 days of strikes by a Saudi-led coalition have failed to halt the advance of the Iran-allied Houthis and triggered a growing humanitarian crisis for residents in central districts now cut off from the mainland. REUTERS/Khaled Abdullah - RTR4W8WJ
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A coalition of states launched Operation Decisive Storm against the Houthi movement's Ansar Allah in Yemen March 26. After the Shiite group took control of the presidential palace in Sanaa, the military operation began hitting Houthi strongholds. The coalition consists of the Arab states of Bahrain, Egypt, Kuwait, Jordan, Morocco, Qatar, Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates in addition to Pakistan and Turkey.

As the campaign enters its second week, questions are increasing about the role of the Egyptian forces involved in the operation. Egyptians are also anxious about the fate of fellow countrymen working in Yemen, of which there is no official count. 

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