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United States To Sell Tunisia 12 Black Hawks To Aid Militant Fight

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August 05, 2014 AT 11:53 AM
The United States is planning to sell Tunisia a dozen advanced attack helicopters as Washington seeks to help the North African state stamp out a mounting threat from Islamist militants. According to a notice posted late last month by the Defense Security Cooperation Agency, a U.S government agency that manages arms sales, the Obama administration is planning to sell Tunisia 12 UH-60M Black Hawks for a total estimated cost of $700 million. Since April, thousands of troops have been deployed to Tunisia's mountainous Chaambi region on the border with Algeria, where fighters fleeing a French military intervention in Mali last year have taken refuge.