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Egyptian Air Force Uses Israeli Airspace During Strikes On ISIS In North Sinai: Preisdent

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Egyptian Air Force Uses Israeli Airspace During Strikes On ISIS In North Sinai: Preisdent

ILLUSTRATIVE IMAGE: A Rafale fighter jet of the Egyptian Air Force

Egyptian warplanes”sometimes” use Israeli airspace to carry out airstrikes on terrorists in the framework of the ongoing anti-terrorist campaign in Egypt’s North Sinai region, President Abdel Fattah el-Sisi stressed in an interview with CBS’ 60 Minutes. During the same interview, the President confirmed that the Egyptian military is in contact with Israel over its operation against terrorists in North Sinai.

Over the past few years, Israeli media outlets have disseminated multiple rumors speculating that Israelli jets carry out strikes on terrorist targets in Egypt. However, these rumors have never been denounced by the Egyptian military. Now, it appears that it’s in fact Egyptian jets use Israeli airspace.

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  • Brother Ma

    Or it is just cover to protect the Israeli jets that are in fact the ones dropping bombs in Sinai. Haha

    I think Sisis is helping out its Israeli buddies. If he was going through Israeli airspace why hasn’t he given any info/codes he gleaned to his Russian buddies?

    I reckon it is all a lie. It always was Israelis and Sisi can not do anything about it.

    • jako

      Actually he is living example of the small leaders sitting on the 2 chairs.
      He is receiving U.S. “military aid” also Saudi “military aid” and buying Russian weapons in big numbers like 50 MIG-29SMT and also lot of KA-52 choppers (to mention only acquisitions that happened recently)

      • Brother Ma

        Yes. I know.. Very good for his people to get all the help but the Big Powers don’t control him too much.

        • jako

          Well depends what one calls too much.
          The fact is he is doing quite well (unlike 2 of his predecessors)
          He is balancing on all sides not to end up like Mubarak…
          By swallowing his dignity and bending over to his Master
          And he plays safe by keeping close (Russian) “enemies” of the Master just in case….
          Being next door with Israel and receiving ISIS posted to the country all the time is already plenty to handle…
          I hope he knows what he is doing. Good for Egypt if he does..

      • Jens Holm

        Unfortunatly Egypt missed its chances by electing muslim brothers. So nows they are back in the good old days of Mubarak – just worse.

        They need to give people food. Hardly any regime apart from Pol Pot and North Korea can stay as Governess, if they cant even feed people.

        To chairs in one way to see it. I see ikt as needed begging, where they and he can get anything – and by that fx USA would like to have something in return.

        We see none of the needed changes for making the ineffective and total corrupt military owned production changed to something usefull for the country as well as other production.

        Above that many kopts jad job in LKibya and has none now.

        Unfortunatly for Egypt weapons are needed too.

    • Jesus

      Why would Israel bomb ISIS? Maybe they are getting too friendly with the Hamas in nearby Gaza?

      • Jens Holm

        You are just non informed, under informed or mis informed comming with the same non sense se again and again.

    • Jens Holm

      It seemes all information about that is censured away, where You are. Its common knowledge here if You follow our information radioprograms during at least a year or 2.

      Its very easy: Same enemy. The Egyptian General has big probledms there and they help each other. Not news here.

  • jako

    “EGYPTIAN AIR FORCE USES ISRAELI AIRSPACE DURING STRIKES ON ISIS”

    ??!??!!
    But, but, but Israhel is ISIS ?!!
    Disgusting travesty and very sad FALSE story Mr el-Sisi !
    Don’t be such sissy and grow some balls!
    You are very good lap dog you Master will throw you a bone maybe if you continue like that

    • Jens Holm

      I thougt non belived that anymore. You are a taperecorder ?

  • Jesus

    Why would Egypt use Israeli airspace to bomb ISIS positions in Northern Sinai?
    Sinai peninsula belongs to Egypt and they can fly over their own territory to reach the northern fringes of Sinai.

    • You can call me Al

      There are a couple of strange articles on today; remember Israel claim the Northern Sinai (I think), sounds like more US gob speak in the article.

      • Bigaess Wangmane

        In the map of Greater Israhell, The territory stretches from the nile to the euphrates.

      • Jens Holm

        I dont see it as an american thing so many dont like ISIS and affiliated.

        Its well known for several years, that Egypt and Israel share problems in Sinai and therefor help each other. I have it from danish-Israelians journalist living i Israel, so its no secret even they dont advertize with pictures.

    • S Melanson

      If Isis cells are close to Israeli border, fighter jets traveling high speed can inadvertently cross into Israeli space so this may be an agreement to tolerate incursions in the context of anti-terrorist operations. However, proximity to Dimona that Israel is ultra-sensitive about has me very surprised that this would be allowed.

      • Jesus

        Egyptian F16’s can fly over the Mediteranean and approach northern Sinai flying parallel to the Israeli border without any intrusion.

        • S Melanson

          That is true and certainly the intent of the pilots. Pilots also can fly without causing a mid-air collision but such accidents do happen. Pilots do not intend to fire on friendly troops but it does happen. The International Committee of the Red Cross has guidelines on sovereignty of neutral states and incursion, recognizing accidental and deliberate do happen which in conflict settings is common.

          You are implying that all incursions are deliberate but it is internationally recognized accidental incursions happen such as the 747 shot down in 1983 as it went off course into Soviet air space. Pilots can approach their Korean destination without touching Soviet air space but it happened. Just as the error that caused New Zealand crash famous for survivors eating the dead passengers. Doubt that was intentional.

          • Jesus

            I am not implying that all incursions are deliberate, stuff happens at times for whatever reasons, I was noting that Egyptian aircraft had an easy approach and the common border runs north/south at a slight angle in a straight line. The border is not convoluted like the Turkish border was when the Russian Suk 24 supposedly invaded Turkish airspace,

          • S Melanson

            Good point

          • Jens Holm

            But thats completly irrelevant. They want to hit ISIS and Co. No babling non sense of Yours is relevent at all.

            You might open for Your transponder and see where You are and about it.

        • Jens Holm

          You still dont get the mainpoint and priority, and thats reducing enemies of both of them – what You like Sisi, Netanahu or the borders there or not.

    • Zionism = EVIL

      Seriously, any surprise there? Sisi is a Mossad and CIA plant and does their bidding. Egyptian quarantine of Gaza is worse than what the Zionists are doing. Children are denied even medical care by Sisi the scum.

    • Jens Holm

      Like many other things, You not even try to understand.

  • Smaug

    Is this his way of admitting that the war against ISIS is in coordination with Israel?

    • Jens Holm

      Its not denyed, so why admitting. We in Denmark has known they help each other well for sev eral years. I expected all knew.

      Egypt alway has had some opposition in Sinai in 2 population groups even not many people are living there.

  • TS

    Nice picture of a Frenchy aircraft (Dassault Rafale).. They are sort of pricey,perhaps a few Saabs Griffens to balance the look out.