March 26, 2015 / 11:02 AM / 5 years ago

Four Egyptian naval vessels en route to secure Gulf of Aden - sources

CAIRO, March 26 (Reuters) - Four Egyptian naval vessels have crossed the Suez Canal en route to Yemen to secure the Gulf of Aden, maritime sources at the Suez Canal said on Thursday.

The sources said they expected the vessels to reach the Red Sea by Thursday evening.

Warplanes from Saudi Arabia and Arab allies struck the Shi’ite Muslim rebels fighting to oust Yemen’s president on Thursday, a gamble by the world’s top oil exporter to check Iranian influence in its backyard without direct military backing from Washington. (Reporting by Yusri Mohamed; Writing by Yara Bayoumy; Editing by Alison Williams)

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