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. Last Updated: 07/27/2016

Russia to Aid Algeria

MOSCOW -- Russia has agreed to supply Algeria with military and technical assistance, a Russian government official said Saturday.

Yury Zubakov, head of the government administration, recently returned from Algeria, where he signed an agreement to supply "finished products, assembly and spare parts," Interfax reported.

Zubakov refused to give further details about the deals but said an Algerian delegation would visit Moscow in the near future to discuss the agreements.

Russian-made tanks, armored vehicles and guns account for 90 percent of Algeria's military strength, Zubakov said.