US gives Tunisia military hardware to bolster security

Reconnaissance aircrafts and military vehicles offered to Tunisia by the United States are seen at a military base in Tunis on May 12, 2016The United States on Thursday delivered military hardware to Tunisia to help the North African country hit by several Islamic State group attacks secure its borders and battle terrorism. Light aircraft, jeeps and communications systems were part of the equipment handed over at a ceremony attended by US official Amanda Dory and Tunisian Defence Minister Farhat Horchani. Dory, the US deputy assistant secretary of defence for African affairs, said the equipment was part of a $20-million package to bolster Tunisia’s military capabilities.

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