Dave Lawler Feb 4
Israel's secret strikes inside Egypt, with Sisi's blessing
Israel has been using "unmarked drones, helicopters and jets" for the past two years in a secret air campaign on jihadists in the Sinai peninsula with the blessing of Egyptian President el-Sisi, the NY Times reports.
- Why it matters: "The remarkable cooperation marks a new stage in the evolution of their 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," per the Times' David Kirkpatrick.
- Go deeper, with the full NY Times report