Israel has joined forces with Egypt’s military to smash ISIS militants in Nothern Sinai.
Unmarked Israeli drones, helicopters and jets have carried out a covert air campaign to rid Egypt of Islamic terrorists, for more than two years.
Around 100 airstrikes have been executed in the country, with often more than one a week.
Jihadists in Northern Sinai have slaughtered hundreds of people, including children, police officers and soldiers.
In 2015, ISIS terrorists shot down a Russian passenger jet over the region killing all 224 people on board.
In 2015, ISIS terrorists shot down a Russian passenger jet over Northern Sinai, killing all 224 people on board
While just last year around 30 terrorists carrying an ISIS flag murdered 305 people at a mosque in the region.
The gunmen created an arena of death around the place of worship by blocking off escape routes with burnt-out cars before gunning down the penned-in worshippers in a 20-minute massacre.
But Israeli assistance in the region has helped Cairo regain a footing in the battle against extremism, reports the New York Times.
The partnership marks a new dawn for the two countries, who were once enemies in three wars.
However, the nations have shared foe with ISIS, Iran and extremist Islam.
According the United States military official’s Israel’s military presence has played a key role in helping the Egyptian military fight ISIS.
Last year around 30 terrorists carrying an ISIS flag murdered 305 people at a mosque in Northern Sinai, using burnt out cars to block exits (pictured) as they gunned people down
However, there are concerns that Israel’s role in keeping terrorists at bay in Egypt is having a negative effect on the region.
Some believe that it may convince the Israel government that the its new ally is now dependent on them.
But while Israeli officials are happy to help colleagues in Cairo contain ISIS, the missions have been kept under wraps.
Drones and fighter jets are unmarked, with strikes using diverted routes to shake off possible surveillance.