Tag Archives: DEBKA

Russia and Israel each warn trouble building up on Golan border

At UN Center in New York, Israeli and Russian delegates separately warned Monday, March 4, of a dangerous situation developing in the area of separation on the Golan captured by Israel in the 1967 war. Syrian troops were forbidden to … Continue reading

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At least 2 dead in suicide blast at US embassy, Ankara

According to first reports, a suicide bomber detonated an explosive device Friday, Feb. 1, at a side entrance to the US embassy in Ankara, Turkey, killing two security guards and causing other casualties.  Ambulances and fire engines have reached the … Continue reading

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Russian forces take Syrian chemical, biological weapons under control

The chemical warfare threat looming over Syria’s civil war and its neighbors has taken an epic turn with the announcement by Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov Saturday, Dec. 22, that “the Syrian government has “consolidated its chemical weapons in one … Continue reading

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Scuds blast big Syrian rebel push for al-Safira chemical arms store

The Syrian Air Force is again firing Scud missiles, this time to stem the general offensive Syrian opposition forces, including jihadis, launched Friday, Dec. 21, to capture the Syrian army’s military-industrial complex at al Safira and the big chemical and biological … Continue reading

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First three Gaza missiles hit Tel Aviv. Israel drafts 30,000 reservists

The first three Palestinian missiles reached the Tel Aviv conurbation, Gush Dan, Thursday night, Nov. 15. shortly after a long-range missile exploded in Rishon Lezion southeast of Tel Aviv and sirens sounded in outlying towns of Holon, Ness Ziona, Gan … Continue reading

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Egypt recalls envoy over IAF air strikes. Iron Dome hits 17 out of 50 missiles

The Palestinians fired 50 rockets from Gaza Wednesday night, Nov. 14, after an Israeli air assault killed the Hamas military chief Ahmed Jabari and destroyed a long list of missile sites. Iron Dome intercepted 17 of the incoming rockets against … Continue reading

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Benghazi killers among terrorists poised to strike US targets, Israel and Egypt

The counterterrorism forces of Israel, the US, Egypt and Jordan have gone on elevated terror alert ahead of the three-day Muslim festival of Eid al Adha starting Thursday night, Oct. 25, DEBKAfile reports. They are acting on word received in the last … Continue reading

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All of Iran’s advanced enrichment centrifuges now removed to Fordo

Iran’s nuclear program’s high-speed uranium enrichment plant has now been entirely sequestered in the fortified underground Fordo site near Qom, DEBKAfile’s intelligence sources report. On Iran, the differences between President Obama and Mitt Romney are significantly nuanced: Obama pledges not to … Continue reading

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Netanyahu’s security lite vs Khamenei’s $1 m UAV reward to Hizballah

Just ten days after Israel strategists, intelligence and military were duped by an Iranian stealth UAV launched by Hizballah from Lebanon, Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu unveiled his new security doctrine to the Knesset in a speech confirming a general election … Continue reading

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Turkey’s army on high state of readiness, first step for Syria no-fly zone

War tensions over Syria shot up again early Thursday, Oct. 11, when the Turkish army was placed on high readiness and its chiefs pledge stronger responses to Syria. An authoritative US source told DEBKAfile that Turkey had – by forcing a Syrian … Continue reading

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Iran Reversed Engineered Captured Drone Technology in Only 10 Months?

It now appears that the remote controlled helicopter that was shot down in Israel was composed of radar absorbent fiberglass. It also appears that Iran was able to develop this technology from the captured US RQ-170 drone. The ability to … Continue reading

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More Al Qaeda pre-US election attacks forecast: Americans quietly lifted out

Just five weeks before America’s presidential election, US intelligence reports signs that al Qaeda leader Ayman Zuwahiri is preparing a string of terrorist attacks as the sequel to the murders of US ambassador Chris Stevens and three other US officials … Continue reading

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Iranian officers reshape Assad’s Shabbiha militia into a second al-Qods

Iran’s Revolutionary Guards Corps (IRGC) has leapt into the Syrian battle arena, undertaking the task of transforming the Alawite Shabbiha militia, which has carried the brunt of Bashar Assad’s brutal suppression of the Syrian opposition for 18 months, into a … Continue reading

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Jordan on the brink: Muslim Brothers mobilize for King Abdullah’s overthrow

Jordan’s Muslim Brotherhood has given King Abdullah II notice that he has until October to bow to their demand to transform the Hashemite Kingdom into a constitutional monarchy or face Arab Spring street pressure for his abdication. DEBKAfile’s Middle East … Continue reading

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Hamas signs binding military commitment to Iran-led war on Israel

Hamas leader Mahmoud A-Zahar and deputy commander of its military arm, Marwan Issa, spent the second week of September in Beirut and Tehran finalizing and signing protocols covering a binding commitment by the radical Hamas rulers of the Gaza Strip … Continue reading

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