US giving extra $60M in military aid to Tunisia
- Associated Press
- August 26, 2014 - 1:20 PM
TUNIS, Tunisia — The U.S. has announced it will be giving Tunisia another $60 million in military aid next year.
The head of the U.S. African command, Gen. David Rodriguez, said Tuesday during a visit to Tunisia that aid would be for training, mine detection, naval craft and counter-terrorism exercies with Tunisian troops.
Since 2011, the U.S. has given Tunisia $100 million in military aid.
Rodriguez said the U.S. and Tunisia face a common terrorist threat in the form of al-Qaida linked organizations.
In July, 15 Tunisian soldiers were killed by suspected al-Qaida militants near the Algerian border in the latest of a series of attacks by radicals.
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