UK Parliament under terror attack
A terrorist armed with a knife and a car murdered four people and injured 40 in an attack close to the British parliament. He is presumed to have served ISIS..
Mar 23, 2017, 8:42 AM (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.
DEBKAfile Special Report Mar 22, 2017, 4:43 PM (IDT)

For Islamic terrorist groups, blowing up a passenger plane and causing hundreds of deaths is their peak achievement. Therefore, it makes sense for American and British security authorities to focus on preventative measures. But the ban on electronic devices larger than a cell phone in flight cabins won’t protect the plane from an explosive laptop hidden in checked luggage 

DEBKAfile Special Report Mar 21, 2017, 8:27 AM (IDT)

The IDF Tuesday confirmed that an Israeli miniature Skylark drone had crashed over a technical fault Sunday, March 19, in the same Quneitra area of the Golan as the attack which killed a Syrian soldier. Hizballah claimed earlier that the drone was shot down by the Syrian army and published photos of drone fragments with Hebrew writing.

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

Syria threatened direct retaliation for the Israeli air raid Friday, March 17 and the interception of its anti-air missile by the Israeli Arrow before that missile could down an IAF jet or land on a populated place across the border.

DEBKAfile Special Report Mar 17, 2017
Fragments of Israeli anti-air missile drops over Jordan

Early Friday, March 17, the Israeli Air Force attacked a number of targets in Syria. In the course of the attack, Syrian anti-air missiles were fired and intercepted by Israeli anti-missile systems from Israel. Fragments of the interceptors dropped over Jordan.

DEBKAfile Exclusive Report Mar 16, 2017

EXCLUSIVE: US President Donald Trump's Middle East peace envoy Jason Greenblatt emphasized to Mahmoud Abbas the broad Arab-based nature of the new peace initiative in contrast to the previous administration's narrow, bilateral effor which ran in to the sand.

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, 95 km from the Libyan border and 240km from the eastern Libyan oil and gas terminals at Tobruk. 

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

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.

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

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..

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

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, 

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