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France Inks Jet Sale To Egypt As Cairo Bombs Is - Yahoo News

go here Egypt bombs Islamic State targets in Libya after 21 Egyptians beheaded . Cairo (AFP) - France signed an agreement with Egypt on Monday for http://bufordmixm.hazblog.com/Blog-b1/Kanye-West-Urges-Grammy-Overhaul-To-Award-Top-sellers-Yahoo-News-b1-p176.htm the first foreign sale of its free Rafale fighter jet, in a deal that will boost Cairo's military as it tackles jihadists. Paris hopes the 5.2 billion euro ($5.9 billion) deal for 24 Rafale fighters to be delivered later this year -- which comes as Cairo launched air strikes against the Islamic State group in Libya -- will prompt others to snap up its premier combat jet. For Egypt, the agreement is a show of support for President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi, who overthrew his Islamist predecessor in 2013 and wants to break a US monopoly over Egypt's arms supplies. Defence Minister Jean-Yves Le Drian and Sisi oversaw the signing of the deal at a presidential palace in Cairo. "Our two countries are pursuing a common struggle against terrorism," Le Drian said during the signing ceremony.
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