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Israel's secret strikes inside Egypt, with Sisi's blessing

Smoke from an Egyptian strike in Sinai. NurPhoto via Getty Images

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