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Egypt Breaking News: Obama Halts Delivery of F-16s to Egypt Amid Unrest

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Amid the unrest that erupted after the military ousted Egypt's first democratically elected president, the Pentagon said that President Barack Obama has decided to halt the planned delivery of four F-16 fighter jets to Egypt. The move came two weeks after it was reported that the U.S. plans to go ahead with the delivery of the F-16s, and shows how the United States is struggling to respond to the removal of President Mohamed Mursi and an ensuing surge in violence. Egypt's military chief called on his countrymen to hold mass demonstrations to voice their support for the army and police to deal with potential "violence and terrorism," a move that signals a stepped up campaign against supporters of the ousted Islamist president. At least six people were killed near a sit-in held by supporters of deposed President Mohamed Morsi, the latest sign that Egypt?s political impasse is devolving into street battles.

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