Sunday, February 4, the press service of the defense Ministry of Egypt made a statement refuting the participation of the air forces of the IDF anti-terror operations in the Sinai Peninsula.
In the message of the defense Ministry of Egypt said that «the security of Egypt is the only one who are fighting with the militants of the «Islamic state» in the Sinai Peninsula».
This statement was made after Saturday, February 3, the website NYTimes published an article, telling about the «secret» cooperation of Egypt and Israel in the fight against «Islamic state» in the Sinai. The publication claimed that Israeli intervention helped the Egyptian military to restore their advantage in the five-year confrontation with the militants. Israel, in turn, through this collaboration was able to ensure the security of its borders.
The report also indicated that neither Israel nor Egypt do not advertise the participation of the IDF air force operations in the Sinai: Israeli drones, planes and helicopters when departure for a job do not have markings. The report also stated that the newspaper failed to get comments in the Ministry of defence of Egypt and the Ministry of defense of Israel.