Analysis by DEBKAfile's intelligence and cyber defense sources has determined that the hacking and leak of 20,000 DNC emails was almost certainly not carried out by the GRU's cyber warfare branch, but may well have been the work of party opponents of Hillary Clinton.More>
Two Syrian refugees committed acts of terror in different Bavarian towns Sunday, July 24, the third and fourth in less than a week. While accepting a million refugees, Germany has “lost” 130,000 who failed to register at the special reception centers. No one can tell how many terrorists are among them and what violence they are plotting.More>
DEBKAfile reports the conviction gaining ground now among IDF intelligence (AMAN) and Air Force chiefs is that the drone which entered Israeli air space on July 17 was not Iranian or Hizballah’s but Russian. They take a grave view of the Russian version of a drone developed by Israel - and sold to Moscow under license – being used to spy on Israel after its launch from an Iranian or Hizballah base in the Syrian Qalamun Mountains. This is seen as crossing an Israeli red lineMore>
The augmented reality game “Pokemon Go” has attracted millions of users since its release in the beginning of July. However, seasoned intelligence watchers say that far from being just a game, it has more sinister uses – for instance, as a novel visual espionage system created by one of the world’s top spy agencies – or even a means by which terrorists may lure victims.More>
Some 1,500 US airmen and their families have been locked in the southern Turkish air base of Incirlik together with a stock if tactical nuclear bombs since President Reccep Erdogan crushed an attempted coup on Saturday, July 16. In the four days up until Wednesday, July 20, therefore, no air strikes against ISIS in Syria and Iraq have been staged that Turkish base. Yet no American voice has been raised
The UAV (Unmanned Aerial Vehicle) that flew on July 17 over northern Israel was a “Yasir’ drone made in Iran that was launched from a Hizballah base in Syria’s Qalamoun Mountains, some 60km from central Golan. This is reported by debkafile military and intelligence sources.The Yaasir can reach an altitude of 5,000 feet, operate in a 200km radius and stay aloft for 8 hours.
More than 80 people killed when a huge truck driven by Islamist terrorist crashed into crowds celebrating Bastille Day in the French Riviera town of Nice...More...
Israeli military bulldozers backed by tanks have crossed into the demilitarized zone dividing the Israeli and Syrian Golan borders. They are building a line of fortifications and anti-tank trenches 300-500 meters inside the DMZ
The Egyptian Foreign Minister Sameh Shoukry’s visit to Israel Sunday, July 10 and the two conversations he held with Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu that day underscored the intensified ties between the two governments and their leaders.
Moscow has decided to send additional advanced aircraft, including K-52 helicopter gunships, to Syria “in order to strengthen the Russian military grouping that takes part in anti-terrorist operations."
Exclusive to debkafile counter terrorism sources: The IDF and the General Security Service have video footage and photos showing how the eight Palestinian terrorists from Yatah village in Mt Hebron, participated in an ISIS oath of allegiance ceremony.