Washington to provide Egypt with F-15 jets, US general says

The top US general for forces in the Middle East said on Tuesday that he believed the United States would provide Egypt with F-15 aircraft.

“I think we have good news in that we’re going to provide them with F-15s, which was a long, hard slog,” General Frank McKenzie, head of US Central Command, said during a congressional hearing.

McKenzie did not provide details on timing or how many F-15 aircraft, made by Boeing, would be provided.

Last month, McKenzie emphasized “very robust” military assistance to Egypt as he flew into Cairo in the wake of a decision by President Joe Biden administration’s to cut $130 million in military aid to the country over human rights concerns.

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