Mohamed Moncef Marzouki, President of Tunisia, waits to address an audience August 5, 2014 at the Atlantic Council on the sidelines of the US-Africa Summit in Washington, DC. AFP PHOTO / Karen BLEIER
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Tunisia has asked the United States for a dozen American-made Sikorsky Black Hawk helicopters so its forces can "fight terrorism," the country's president said Tuesday.Extremist group Al-Qaeda in the Islamic Maghreb recently claimed responsibility for attacks in Tunisia, notably an assault on the family home of the country's interior minister in May.Marzouki is one of dozens of African heads of state and government currently in the US capital for a major three-day US-Africa summit hosted by President Barack Obama.
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