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The subject of this article appeared in Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2. The subject of this article appears in Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2 Campaign Remastered

"General Shepherd's troops are battling Makarov's men. Traverse the battlefield to reach Nikolai who'll help you escape."
Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2 Campaign Remastered level description

"The Enemy of My Enemy" is the sixteenth mission of Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2 and Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2 Campaign Remastered, during which the player controls Captain John "Soap" MacTavish during the battle between Shadow Company and Inner Circle in the airplane boneyard.



At the Afghanistan boneyard, Soap continues his attempts to contact Ghost and Roach to no avail. Price states that Shepherd is "cleaning" house, and tells him that he is on his way to him.

Shadow Company and Makarov's men are fighting each other in a vicious battle throughout the whole boneyard, with Technicals, Little Birds and BTR-80s being deployed. Soap makes his way through the heat of the battle, avoiding the two warring factions while making his way to the extraction point. Price contacts Nikolai to extract him and Soap with his C-130, which Nikolai agrees to do.

On the way, Price taps into Makarov's channels and tells him that Shepherd is now a "war hero" with a blank check and information with his movements. Price offers to take out Shepherd for Makarov, who grudgingly gives up Shepherd's base of operations, Site Hotel Bravo. Nikolai comments on the hectic battle below, and knowing that it is too dangerous to linger around, threatens to leave the two behind if Soap takes too long. Soap makes his way to Price, who has Rook, a Task Force 141 soldier who survived Shepherd's betrayal, commandeer a jeep to escape in.

A hectic vehicle battle ensues, and in the process, Rook is killed by a stray gunshot by Shadow Company forces. His foot still on the pedal, Soap is forced to steer the jeep into the cargo hold of Nikolai's C-130 and they manage to escape the boneyard.

Weapon Loadout

Starting Loadout
Found in level

These weapons can be found with and without attachments.

Intel Items

  • Item No. 39: (1/2 Intel) From the starting point, turn west and enter the cockpit of a junkyard plane (C-130).
  • Item No. 40: (2/2 Intel) Inside the only cockpit on top of hill (C-130), after the two black SUV's cross your path and approx. 88m before the jeep.


Main article: The Enemy of My Enemy/Transcript



  • The Little Birds on this level appear to be much weaker than other helicopters; they can easily be shot down with almost anything.
  • The player can find Akimbo TMP's with Red Dot Sights on this level.
  • If the player kills all the enemies by theInner Circle controlled BTRs while the BTR is firing at a Shadow Company helicopter, it is possible to run around the BTR without either the BTR or the helicopter even trying to kill the player.
  • It is possible, though extremely rare, to find a SPAS-12, Striker or Dragunov with Woodland Camouflage on this map.
  • In the Spanish version of Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2 the line "Soap! Rook is down!" is mistranslated as "¡Soap! ¡El novato ha caído!" (Soap! The rookie is down!).
  • When the player gets in the Jeep, their ammo is automatically refilled. Their field of view is also increased.
  • In the Remastered version, after Rook is shot in the head and dies, his name will still appear as if he was still alive, similar to Pyle in World At War and Ambassador Harris in Modern Warfare (2019).
  • Rather than the AK-47 having woodland camouflage like in "Loose Ends", the only attachment it's equipped with is a red dot sight and has no camo at all. Only for RPG units to have it.
  • Soap's loadout and suit resembles a slight similarity with Call of Duty 4: Modern Warfare's "All Ghillied Up" mission. Soap is seen wearing what appears to be a ghillie suit and his loadout is a suppressed sniper rifle like how Lieutenant Price and MacMillan had the same back in Pripyat.
  • The name of this mission is taken from the ancient proverb, "The enemy of my enemy is my friend", which means that two parties should work together to bring down a common enemy. Price mentions this proverb to Makarov through the radio.
  • After getting into Nikolai's AC-130, it's possible to see that no one is present in the cockpit.
  • While driving, only Shadow Company soldiers chase you.
  • This level was shown in the game's reveal trailer. In the footage shown there are Airport Security officers battling Shadow Company. Presumably they were used as placeholders for the Inner Circle. At 1:28 in the trailer, a Winter Spetsnaz soldier can be seen in the same area.