“Egypt has allowed Israel to conduct more than 100 air strikes in northern Sinai in an effort to root out terrorists affiliated with Islamic State,The New York Times reported on Saturday”

NYT Report: ‘Israel struck over 100 targets in Sinai with Cairo’s okay’
by Daniel J. Roth
February 3, 2018

For more than two years, unmarked Israeli drones, helicopters and jets have carried out a covert air campaign in the area with the approval of Egyptian President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi, who has struggled to contain the deadly threat in the restive peninsula, according to the report. According to the Times, who spoke to seven current or former British and American officials involved in Middle East policy, Israel began carrying out the strikes shortly after ISIS insurgents brought down a Russian charter plane over the peninsula in October 2015, killing all 224 people aboard. The United States has since credited Jerusalem “with killing a long roster of militant leaders” in Sinai, helping to stabilize the border between Israel and Egypt as Cairo works to regain its footing in the region. READ MORE

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