The Yemeni internationally-recognized government said Thursday it had joined international coalition fighting the terrorist Daesh (ISIS) group.
This step "comes as part of the Yemeni government efforts in combating all types of terrorism and renouncing the religious and ideological extremism,"the Aden-based Saba quoted an official source at the foreign ministry.
Yemen is determined to keep on combating terrorism and coordinate and cooperate with all international partners, the source added, "despite the security challenges caused by the Iranian-backed Houthi coup."
The anti-ISIS international 80-member coalition was formed in September 2014,and is jointly committed to defeating ISIS, confronting the group at all fronts, destroying its networks, and challenging its global expansionist ambitions.
Yemen has been racked by a 4-year bloody conflict between the Yemeni government's forces, backed by a Saudi-led coalition, and the Iranian-backed Houthi rebels who ousted the government in 2014.
The conflict hastriggered what the UN calls the world's worst humanitarian crisis, with most of the population in need for a type of humanitarian aid and immediate protection, including 14 million people risking famine and some 1.8 million children suffering malnutrition.