Israeli forces on anti-terror raid of Jenin
Rocket from Gaza, IDF-Palestinian clash in Jenin
The major firefight in Jenin marks a turning-point in IDF handling of Palestinian terrorism emanating from the West Bank.
Sep 1, 2015, 6:46 AM (IDT)
Iran Sends Powerful Zelzal Missiles into Iraq
Tehran is fighting on two Iraqi fronts: ISIS and opposition from Grand Ayatollah Sistani.
Putin Prepares Russian Army to Fight ISIS in Syria
Keeping hold of the energy card, he offers Russian military protection for a stake in Israel’s gas fields.
US Troops to Pull out of Tiran Strait as well as Sinai
This will open the way for ISIS to seize meeting-points between Gulfs of Aqaba and Suez and the Red Sea.
Islamic Caliphate currency in gold dinars.
DEBKAfile Special Report Aug 31, 2015, 2:00 PM (IDT)

The Islamic State on Sunday, Aug. 30, went to war on the US Dollar with a 54-minute video tape, produced professionally to New York Madison Avenue standards. This was the first time a terrorist organization had declared financial war on America. Shown is a mint in Mosul producing gold “dinars."

Egyptian-made missile in Zabadani
DEBKAfile Exclusive Report Aug 30, 2015, 11:58 AM (IDT)

Egyptian President Abdel-Fatteh El-Sisi has begun supplying Bashar Assad’s army with weapons, including missiles, following a secret deal with Russian President Vladimir Putin and his consent to pick up the tab, DEBKAfile reveals. The first batch of short-range Egyptian-made surface missiles has reached the Zabadani battlfield.

ISIS "mobile defense SVBIED" in action in Iraq
DEBKAfile Exclusive Analysis Aug 29, 2015, 12:07 PM (IDT)

Ongoing world power talks on ways to stop ISIS are stumped, as they move next week from Moscow to Washington. Putin disabused three Arab leaders of their hopes on ending the Syrian war, while Obama will not sell the Iranian card to Saudi King Salman.

Mistral carriers at Saint-Nazaire shipyard
DEBKAfile Special Report Aug 27, 2015, 7:56 AM (IDT)

Egypt is in advanced negotiations with France for two highly advanced French Mistral class assault-cum-helicopter carrier ships originally destined for the Russian Navy. DEBKAfile:Their purchase will substantially beef up the regional lineup of the Saudi, Egyptian and Israeli navies against Iran.



DEBKAfile Special Report Jun 14, 2015

If the breach of the Office of Personnel Management (OPM) was conducted by hackers linked to China, as suspected, the secrets of an estimated 41 million US federal employees were laid bare in what may have been the biggest data base theft in cyber history. debkafile: That breach is still ongoing.  More malware is buried in the OPM’s infrastructure, ready for a remote signal from the hackers’ command and control centers working for China.


DEBKAfile Special Report May 5, 2015
Elton Simpson and Nadir Soofi, Texas

The two gunmen who Sunday, May 3, tried - and failed - to shoot up an exhibit of caricatures of the Prophet Mohammad at the Curtis Culwell Center in Garland, northeast of Dallas, sounded a wakeup call for US counter-terrorism agencies. Both homegrown Islamists were shot dead. The incident betrayed the “human intelligence” weakness of US and Western agencies – a shortage of undercover agents to mingle in communities which may produce terrorists.

DEBKAfile Exclusive Report Feb 23, 2015

DarkNet is the hidden bottom floor of the legal, public worldwide web. Extensively used by sophisticated criminal organizations and spooks, it conducts a lively trade in stolen official data, false identities, fake credit cards, firearms and ammo, human traffic and biological and chemical weapons. Also found there are hard porno, materials for pedophiles and snuff videos. 

DEBKAfile Exclusive Analysis Jan 26, 2015
The Quad Copter that landed in White House grounds

The crash of a drone in the White House grounds Sunday night, Jan. 25, pointed to the absence of an electromagnetic perimeter fence. Its jammers would emit “white noise” to block off the communications links and command and control capacities of the smartphones and unmanned aerial vehicles serving a would-be assailant planning an attack by a tiny, armed drone.

Yasser Abbas is tagged to succeed his father as Palestinian leader
DEBKAfile Exclusive Report Aug 25, 2015

After giving up on the Obama administration, Palestinian leader Mahmoud Abbas is busy seeking new champions, possibly in Tehran, while shoring up his rule over Palestinian institutions, designing his legacy, and bringing his son Yasser Abbas forward as his successor. Saeb Ereket is tagged to stand in as Palestinian Authority chairman for the interim. The PLO Executive Committee is to be reshuffled to replace Abbas' enemies with new and young faces, sons of the movement’s founders.

SCF Byrranga tank carries Kurdish oil
DEBKAfile Special Report Aug 24, 2015

Israel began importing Iraqi Kurdish oil exactly a year ago, at odds with the Obama administration, as debkafile reported at the time. Binyamin Netanyahu and the Barack Obama don’t see to eye to eye - not just on nuclear Iran, but on Middle East policy in general and the autonomous Kurdish republic, in particular. Israel decided to import Kurdish oil - first, because it was cheap at a time of soaring world prices and, second, to provide Kurdistan with revenue to buy the arms withheld by the US for repelling the ISIS advance on Irbil. 

DEBKAfile Exclusive Analysis Aug 23, 2015

The four rockets fired from Syria into Israel’s Galilee and Golan Thursday, Aug. 20 were Iran’s way of testing the Israel’s government’s will for military action. Israel’s rhetoric and artillery, missile and aerial strikes Thursday night and Friday left everyone confused, by blaming Iran, Al Qods, the Palestinian Islamic Jihad and then attacking Syrian military targets in the Quneitra district. But the next day, Saturday, Tehran unveiled its new Fateh-313 missile, showing the Israeli reaction to the rockets to have fallen short of deterring the continued pursuit of its policies. 

Israel leaders at Northern Command HQ this week
DEBKAfile Exclusive Report Aug 21, 2015

Israel’s top government and military went on a high level of preparedness Tuesday, Aug. 18 in expectation of the first terrorist attack to be orchestrated by Iran from Syrian or Lebanese borders. Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu declared from the Golan: “We will harm anyone trying to harm us.” It was the new Iranian-backed network which Thursday, Aug. 20, fired a salvo for four rockets from the Golan into upper Galilee and the Golan. The impact set off brush fires but caused no casualties. A red alert had sent people running to shelters.

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