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Report: Unmarked Israeli aircraft have been bombing ISIS terrorists in North Sinai for more than 2 years

For more than two years, unmarked Israeli drones, helicopters and jets have carried out a covert air campaign, conducting more than 100 airstrikes inside Egypt, frequently more than once a week — and all with the approval of President Abdel Fattah el-Sisi, the New York Times reported on Saturday.

The Muslim terrorists in Egypt’s Northern Sinai had killed hundreds of soldiers and police officers, pledged allegiance to ISIS, briefly seized a major town and begun setting up armed checkpoints to claim territory. In late 2015, they brought down a Russian passenger jet.

Egypt appeared unable to stop them, so Israel, alarmed at the threat just over the border, took action.

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For more than two years, unmarked Israeli drones, helicopters and jets have carried out a covert air campaign, conducting more than 100 airstrikes inside Egypt, frequently more than once a week — and all with the approval of President Abdel Fattah el-Sisi.

The remarkable cooperation marks a new stage in the evolution of a singularly fraught relationship. Once enemies in three wars, then antagonists in an uneasy peace, Egypt and Israel are now secret allies in a covert war against a common foe.

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For Cairo, the Israeli intervention has helped the Egyptian military regain its footing in its nearly five-year battle against the terrorists. For Israel, the strikes have bolstered the security of its borders and the stability of its neighbor.

The collaboration in the North Sinai is the most dramatic evidence yet of a quiet reconfiguration of the politics of the region. Shared enemies like ISIS, Iran and political Islam have quietly brought the leaders of several Arab states into growing alignment with Israel — even as their officials and news media continue to vilify the Jewish state in public.

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2 thoughts on “Report: Unmarked Israeli aircraft have been bombing ISIS terrorists in North Sinai for more than 2 years Leave a comment

  1. Yes there are undercover operations against terrorists (Iran included) that’s why Egypt & Saudi Arabia have taken sides with Israel and this cooperation is becoming a more formal arrangement. However, there are factions, some Egyption officials & Media, divide the situation due to their smarting over past Wars…
    ………………………………………………………………………………………
    One of the worse cases in history; the French Navy in WWII could not join with the British Navy, due to having lost so many past battles & wars to the Brit’s. In fact, the British Navy had to sink many of the French ships in harbor,
    rather than letting the French hand them over to the enemy..!
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    Human nature ; sometimes people can be their own worse enemy,, Egyptions are no different.

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