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Al Qaeda’s 9/11 anniversary attacks ready to go. New undetectable explosive may be used
Al Qaeda's top bomb-maker, Saudi Ibrahim Hassan al-Asiri
Al Qaeda's top bomb-maker, Saudi Ibrahim Hassan al-Asiri
DEBKAfile Exclusive Report Sep 2, 2014, 9:40 PM (IDT)

Credible Saudi, British and Australian intelligence sources say Al Qaeda’s IS and AQAP have completed plans for coordinated terrorist operations around the 13th anniversary of 9/11 - first in the Mid East and Europe and later in the US. debkafile: They may be using a secret undetectable explosive developed in Yemen by Al Qaeda’s top bomb-maker, Ibrahim Hassan al-Asiri. This novel explosive may have been surgically implanted in the bodies of Western suicide jihadists, who can travel freely on US or European passports to their target destinations.

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A Hamas missile squad in Sinai
A Hamas missile squad in Sinai
DEBKAfile Exclusive Report
Sep 1, 2014, 10:47 PM (IDT)

The Egyptian military are scouring northern and central Sinai for Hamas and Islamic Jihad rocket squads and the launching sites they have buried beneath the desert surface, according to debkafile’s exclusive sources. They turn out to have established an elaborate rocket-launching network in Sinai in the week before the Aug. 26 ceasefire in Gaza - both as a second front against Israel, and as a lever, in case the Cairo negotiations later this month failed to meet their terms for a deal. But those talks are stalled anyway by furious Palestinian inter-faction feuding.

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DEBKAfile Exclusive Report Aug 31, 2014, 10:39 PM (IDT)

DEBKAfile reports exclusively that the UAV an Israeli Patriot battery shot down Sunday Aug. 31 over Quneitra on the Golan was launched by Hizballah. The Iran-made Ababail 2 was on a photography and intelligence-gathering mission over the Golan battleground.

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DEBKAfile Exclusive Analysis Aug 30, 2014, 11:29 AM (IDT)

World leaders wax eloquent on the Islamist peril, but prefer to fight it at leisure through “allies” and “coalitions.” Israel too avoided reacting to the abduction of 43 UN observers at its Golan back door.

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DEBKAfile Exclusive Analysis Aug 28, 2014, 11:26 AM (IDT)

Integrated in the rebel contingents fighting for Quneitra, with US, Israeli and Jordanian backing, are Al Qaeda’s Nusra Front fighters and its Sinai arm, Ansar Beit Al-Madis, which works hand in glove with Israel’s foe, the Palestinian Hamas. This will take some explaining.

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DEBKAfile Exclusive Report Aug 27, 2014, 11:47 AM (IDT)

Iranian aviation and intelligence experts estimate that the Israeli-made Hermes 450 drone downed Aug. 23 over the Natanz enrichment facility took off from Azerbaijan’s Nakhchivan Airbase, DEBKAfile reports.

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DEBKAfile Video Dec 29, 2013

US weapons and Iranian Al Qods officers join the Iraqi army in a major anti-al-Qaeda offensive to foil Al Qaeda’s plan for its first caliphate across the Syrian-Iraqi frontier - but also to buttress the pro-Iranian Shiite crescent arching over the region. 

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DEBKAfile Video Aug 17, 2013

Top US soldier Gen. Martin Dempsey has just inaugurated Centcom’s Forward Command in Jordan manned by 273 US officers. It is linked to US, Israel, Jordanian and Saudi air commands ready for an order from President Barack Obama to impose a partial no-fly zone over Syria.

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DEBKAfile Video Jun 26, 2013

Shortly after DEBKA aired a special video on the Syrian war’s widening circle, Moscow announced Wednesday June 26, the evacuation beginning Friday of all Russian military and diplomatic personnel from Syria was complete, including its naval base at Tartus. 

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DEBKAfile Video Apr 24, 2013

Tamerlan Tsarnaev established links with al Qaeda’s Caucasian networks for terrorist attacks in America, starting with the Boston bombings. In 2011, Russian intelligence notified the FBI that he was on their watch list and it remains the most promising source of further intelligence

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DEBKAfile Exclusive Analysis Aug 26, 2014

Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu and Egyptian President Abdel-Fatteh El-Sisi were able to bring Hamas leaders in the Gaza Strip to accept an unlimited ceasefire in hostilities in effect from 7 p.m. Tuesday, Aug. 26, based on the 2012 deal. Netanyahu did not ask for his ministers’ endorsement, knowing he did not have majority support in the cabinet. Hamas violated all eleven agreed truces during during the 50-day Gaza conflict. Up to the last minute, Hamas kept up heavy rocket and mortar fire, causing two Israeli deaths and seven injured in the Eshkol District. 

The ruins of Rafah commercial center in Gaza
DEBKAfile Exclusive Analysis Aug 24, 2014

Defense Minister Moshe Ya’alon said Sunday, Aug. 24 that Operation Defensive Edge would end “only when quiet returns to southern Israel. Till then, we shall continue to hammer Hamas - for now by air.” debkafile:
This approach leaves Hamas with the initiative and advantage of surprise against the IDF. And so, despite its inferiority in numbers and weapon, the Palestinian Islamists have scored two strategic goals: Israel is dragged willy-nilly into a war of attrition, and its southern communities have emptied out of 70 percent of their dwellers.

IS' Syrian stronghold in Raqqa
DEBKAfile Exclusive Analysis Aug 23, 2014

President Barack Obama must take into account that a decision to extend US military action against the Islamic State to Syria would have the effect of rescuing Bashar Assad’s rule in Damascus from the Islamist peril and strengthening the presence of his Hizballah and Iranian allies in Damascus. debkafile: Israel's and Jordan's security would also be affected. Considering Egyptian President Abdel-Fatteh El-Sisi’s recent undercover contacts with Assad, a US decision may also tilt his calculus about hosting diplomacy on the Gaza conflict

Hamas executions in Gaza
DEBKAfile Exclusive Analysis Aug 22, 2014

Hamas executed 18 Palestinians as Israel informers Friday, Aug. 22 – shooting eleven at a police station in Gaza City and seven publicly outside the city’s central mosque. This method was seemingly counseled by Iranian and Hizballah advisers to deter Israel from further targeted liquidations of Hamas’ military chiefs. The gruesome images from Gaza ought to have dispelled Egyptian and Israeli illusions that Hamas, any more than the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria, seeks a political solution of the Gaza conflict. What these Palestinian extremists want is a bloodbath.













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