UK Parliament under terror attack
The UK parliament was in lockdown after a terror attack with at least three dead, 20 injured - most mowed down by a vehicle on Westminster Bridge and two police officers.
Mar 22, 2017, 8:19 PM (IDT)
ISIS U-Turns West to Lebanon as Next Target
Jihadists on the run from Mosul and Raqqa are ordered to change course for Lebanon.
Another Russian Air Base Goes up at Sidi Barrani, Egypt
Behind the angry denials, Moscow is building its second Mediterranean base.
Trump’s To-Do List for Iraqi PM in Mosul Aftermath
Dissolve Shiite Militias, grant autonomy to minorities in the north.
Pro-Iranian Iraqi Shiite Al-Nojba militia
DEBKAfile Exclusive Report Mar 20, 2017, 9:41 AM (IDT)

The Israeli drone that targeted the Syrian militiaman Yasser Sayad outside the Golan town of Quneitra Sunday, March 19, reinforced the message first carried by the Israeli Arrow 2 which shot down a Syrian SA-5 anti-air missile Friday. The Israeli ambassador was called twice to the Russian foreign ministry.

DEBKAfile Exclusive Report Mar 18, 2017, 10:14 PM (IDT)

Israel finally took a hand in the swiftly moving events looming from Syria over its northern borders by launching multiple air raids against the key northern Syrian air base known as T4 near Palmyra early Friday night March 17. Those events are spearheaded by the pro-Iranian Hizballlah’s drive to capture the Golan. Israel acted after Moscow failed to take action to restrain Hizballah’s advance through the Hermon.

DEBKAfile Special Report Mar 17, 2017, 12:23 PM (IDT)

The Israeli military said its fighter jets had struck several targets in Syria early Friday, March 17, and were back in Israeli-controlled airspace, when Syria launched several anti-aircraft missiles toward the Israeli jets. Israel’s Arrow air defense missile intercepted one of the missiles, the army said, but would not elaborate on whether any other hostile missiles had struck Israeli territory. Syria threatened direct retaliation.

DEBKAfile Exclusive Report Mar 16, 2017, 9:45 AM (IDT)

EXCLUSIVE: US President Donald Trump and his Middle East peace envoy Jason Greenblatt this week engaged two Arab royals for their opening shots at restarting peace negotiations between Israel and the Palestinians. Both were shown the tough US conditions handed Abu Mazen for continuing his mission which are first revealed here. The two tracks accentuated the broad Arab-based regional character of the Trump administration’s peace initiative, in contrast to the Obama administration’s narrow, bilateral effort.



DEBKAfile Exclusive Report Mar 14, 2017
Russian special Ops forces

The landing of Russian elite units armed with attack drones was detected on Tuesday, March 14 at the big Egyptian air base of Sidi Barrani near the Libyan border, US military sources reported The Russian troops took up position 95 km from the Libyan border and 240km from the eastern Libyan oil and gas terminals at Tobruk following a major setback sustained by their Libyan ally. 

DEBKAfile Exclusive Report Mar 13, 2017
Al Qaeda blows up Shiite pilgrim buses in Damascus

A new-old menace has raised its head: Al Qaeda and its Syrian affiliates have launched a fresh wave of terror in Syria. Saturday, March 11, two bomb explosions killed 74 Shiite pilgrims, most Iraqis, at an ancient cemetery in Damascus.

DEBKAfile Exclusive Analysis Mar 11, 2017
US Marines in northern Syria

Two close US allies, Israeli Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu and Turkish President Tayyip Erdogan, traveled to Moscow this week to press different cases relatied to Syria to Putin. Netanyahu focused on Iran; Erdogan on the Kurds..

DEBKAfile Exclusive Report Mar 8, 2017
US Rangers in Syria with Striker tanks

EXCLUSIVE:  Elements of the US 75th Ranger Regiment have arrived in Syria for the Trump administration’s first direct military operation in Syria: the long-delayed offensive to capture Raqqa from the Islamic State. 

DEBKAfile Exclusive Report Mar 7, 2017

EXCLUSIVE:  For the first time ever, the top soldiers of the United States, Russia and Turkey are holding a secret meeting in the Turkish town of Antalya for an effort to avert a clash between their three armies in N. Syria, 

DEBKAfile Exclusive Report Mar 6, 2017

The Pentagon announced Tuesday, March 6, that a US armored convoy was deployed around the disputed northern Syrian town of Manbij, As Russian units geared up to enter the town, the Trump administration warned Moscow that if they did move in, they would face American forces. 

Russian Special Ops Forces retake Palmyra
DEBKAfile Exclusive Analysis Mar 5, 2017

Bombarded by allegations of associating with Russia, US President Donald Trump has held back from going through with his original plan for teaming up with Moscow in Syria to wipe out the Islamic State and relieve Syria of Iran’s iron grip. 

DEBKAfile Exclusive Report Mar 3, 2017

Hizballah’s latest round of threats against Israel reached a new peak Thursday, March 2, with the release of a videotape claiming to expose nine locations allegedly tied to the production and assembly of Israel’s nuclear weapons, debkafile reports. 

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