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Egypt Receives F-16s as Part of Aid Questioned by U.S. Lawmakers

Egypt and the U.S. marked the delivery of new F-16 aircraft to the North African country, part of military aid that some U.S. lawmakers are questioning.

The four aircraft are among 20 F-16s that will arrive in Egypt over the course of the year, the U.S. Embassy in Cairo said in an e-mailed statement today. “The F-16s are part of the $1.3 billion in the Foreign Military Financing program from the U.S. in annual military and security assistance to Egypt, to improve Egypt’s defensive capabilities and support Egypt’s contributions to regional security that counter terrorist threats,” it said.