Mar 13, 2014

United States rejects appeal from Egypt to deliver AH-64 helicopters

The Obama administration has turned down an urgent appeal from Egypt’s government for the delivery of U.S. Apache attack helicopters needed for counter terrorism operations in the Sinai Peninsula.
U.S. officials said the 10 AH-64 attack helicopters had been blocked from delivery in October in response to the administration’s opposition to the military ouster of Muslim Brotherhood President Mohammed Morsi last year.
According to U.S. officials, the Egyptians said the attack helicopters were urgently needed for Cairo’s fight in the Sinai against a Al Qaeda.

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