US releases suspended military aid to Egypt

President Barack Obama notified Egyptian President Abdel-Fatteh el-Sissi in a phone call Tuesday that the US would be releasing the military aid he had suspended after the 2013 overthrow of the Morsi government. Egypt would soon receive 12 F-16 fighter jets, 20 Harpoon missiles and up to 125 tank kits, in an effort to boost Cairo’s ability "to combat extremists in the region." Another $1.3 billion in military assistance would also be forthcoming.

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