ISIS Counterattacks in Iraq, Syria and Libya
US-led offensives grind to a halt on two fronts, are pushed back on a third.
How Putin Treated Assad like Russia’s Vassal
He has shown the world that Assad’s Syria has become a virtual Russian dominion.
New Israeli Early Warning Station in Eritrea
The installation can track Iranian and ISIS movements in Red Sea region.
DEBKAfile Exclusive Report Jun 26, 2016, 7:37 PM (IDT)

An unforeseen trickle-down effect of Britain’s decision to leave the EU last week is evident in the reaction of Arab governments, which have begun shying away from their reliance on the US or Europe to lead the war on ISIS, DEBKAfile’s sources report. They are coming to see the US-led coalition as weakened and predict that Britain will draw down or remove its forces from the anti-jihadist arenas in the near future and discussing pivoting toward Syrian President Bashar Assad.  

DEBKAfile Exclusive Analysis Jun 24, 2016, 8:52 PM (IDT)

Wars in general and religious wars in particular, as well as migration of populations encompassing millions of people, always brought throughout history, to wars, plagues, fall of regimes, hunger and economic hardships.
2016 will go down in history as the year in which the Middle East crises began to infiltrate to the west. Even now they bring changes and far-reaching political turmoil.
And this is only the beginning.


DEBKAfile Exclusive Report Jun 24, 2016, 7:56 AM (IDT)

The ongoing investigation of the June 21 suicide bombing by ISIS on the Jordan-Syria border, in which six Jordanian border guards were killed and 16 were wounded, has revealed the terrorist organization’s sophisticated means of infiltration and attack. According to DEBKAfile’s intelligence and counterterrorism sources, ISIS carried out the assault with a stolen Jordanian military vehicle. 


DEBKAfile Exclusive Report Jun 19, 2016, 10:08 PM (IDT)

On Sunday, June 19, helicopters of the Syrian Air Force started transporting Palestinian militia fighters from the Damascus area to the Deir-ez-Zor region of eastern Syria, DEBKAfile’s military sources said in an exclusive report. They are joining Hizballah troops gathering in the area ahead of an all-out assault on Islamic State’s grip on the area, notably the Euphrates River valley.




DEBKAfile Exclusive Report Jun 6, 2016

During his 48-hour trip to Moscow (Monday and Tuesday June 6-7), Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu will offer President Vladimir Putin to elevate Moscow to senior broker in the Israeli-Palestinian dispute as quid pro quo. 

DEBKAfile Exclusive Report Jun 1, 2016

Donald Trump, the presumptive Republican candidate for president, will try and block President Obama's effort to promote the relationship between Washington and Tehran before leaving the White House. 

DEBKAfile Special Report May 30, 2016

Russia’s President Vladimir Putin is willing to vouch that the Russian army stationed in Syria will prevent Iranian and Hizballah fighters from infiltrating or getting near the Israeli border.

DEBKAfile Special Report May 28, 2016

The US has deployed about 7,500 US soldiers in Iraq and Syria and an additional 1,000 to 1,250 troops in Libya. US planes are taking off from Incirlilk base in South Turkey against Raqqa in Syria and Mosul in Iraq. Yet the ISIS peril is not diminished. 

DEBKAfile Exclusive Analysis Jun 15, 2016

President Obama describes the war against the terror organization as if it is a one sided war in which only one side fights and gains military achievements. This is not the case. As in any war, the armies in it have good days of achievements and bad days of failures.



DEBKAfile Exclusive Analysis Jun 13, 2016

The oversights of US law enforcement, intelligence and security agencies recur each time Islamists terrorists strike. The Ramadan 2016 attack in Orlando showed that no lessons had been learned from the lapses that led to 9/11. 

DEBKAfile Exclusive Report Jun 10, 2016

Russian President Vladimir Putin and Israeli Prime Minister Benyamin Netanyahu decided at their June 7 meeting in Moscow to deepen the military ties between the Russian and Israeli armed forces, debkafile reports exclusively from is military and intelligence sources. It was a historic decision that spells the end of the IDF’s unique relationship with the US military. 

DEBKAfile Special Report Jun 9, 2016

Khaled al-Mahmara, one of the two Palestinian cousins who opened fire at the Sarona Market in Tel Aviv Wednesday night, killing four Israelis and injuring 17, was a member of a secret ISIS cell at al-Mutah University in al Karak, Jordan. He was in a mission to lead mass terror attacks in Israel, to be orchestrated from Jordan.

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