CAIRO — Egypt signed agreements to purchase 24 advanced fighter jets from France on Monday, hours after Egyptian aircraft bombed Islamic State targets in Libya.

The deal for 24 of Dassault Aviation’s multi-role Rafale aircraft, as well as a frigate and munitions, underlines how many are willing to overlook Egypt’s poor human rights record when it comes to weapons sales as Cairo emerges as a key player in the fight against the Islamic State.

Egyptian Defense Minister Gen. Sedki Sobhi said the weapons would help Egypt boost security in its fight to combat terrorism.