Secret Alliance: Israel Carries Out Airstrikes in Egypt, with Cairo's O.K.

(New York Times) David D. Kirkpatrick - For more than two years, Israeli drones, helicopters and jets have carried out a covert air campaign, conducting more than 100 airstrikes against jihadists in northern Sinai with the approval of Egyptian President el-Sisi. Egypt and Israel are now secret allies in a covert war against a common foe. American officials say Israel's air campaign has played a decisive role in enabling the Egyptian armed forces to gain an upper hand against the militants.

2018-02-05 00:00:00

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