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The New York Times: Israel launched air strikes against Egypt with the permission of the Cairo

Saturday, February 3 edition of the New York Times told about a «secret Alliance» of Israel and Egypt.

According to the publication, Egypt has been unable to rein in the jihadists of the «Islamic state», running in Northern Sinai and killed hundreds of soldiers and police. That is why Israel is concerned about situation developing in the immediate vicinity of its borders took measures to ensure, above all, private security.

For more than two years of Israeli unmanned aerial vehicles, helicopters and planes involved in a «secret campaign», causing air strikes on Egyptian territory, often more than once a week, with the approval of the President of Egypt Abdel Fattah al-Sisi. All were deposited more than 100 airstrikes, The New York Times.

Such cooperation could be considered a new stage in Israeli-Egyptian relations. Enemies in three wars, enemies in time of peace, Israel and Egypt suddenly joined in the fight against «Islamic state», Iran and Islamism. According to The New York Times, it suggests a new alignment of forces in the middle East.

Representatives of the Israeli and Egyptian military leaders, representative of the Ministry of foreign Affairs of Egypt, refused to comment, the newspaper notes.

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The New York Times: Israel launched air strikes against Egypt with the permission of the Cairo 03.02.2018

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