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Russian army ordered to advance toward Ukraine border. Moscow questions May election’s legitimacy
Slavyansk under assault
Slavyansk under assault
DEBKAfile Special Report Apr 24, 2014, 7:11 PM (IDT)

Defense Minister Gen. Sergey Shoigu Thursday, April 24, ordered the Russian army to start drills at Rostov on Don near the Ukraine border. debkafile: This order amounted to a state of alert, which required the troops to move up to the Ukraine border and take up prepared positions as bridgeheads if ordered to enter East Ukraine. In the past 48 hours, Russian officials have kept up an unprecedented stream of invective against the provisional government in Kiev – called “junta” - and the Obama administration for its intervention in Ukraine.

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SVR HQ Yasenevo, Moscow
SVR HQ Yasenevo, Moscow
DEBKAfile DEBKA Weekly
Apr 23, 2014, 12:02 PM (IDT)

The Obama-Putin contest over Ukraine no longer fits the definition of a cold war revival. It is a new kind of world war, fought by stealth between two financial and intelligence colossi aiming for each other’s economic jugulars amid skirmishes over Ukraine. In its coming issue out next Friday, DEBKA Weekly reveals how this novel war is orchestrated from a secret US headquarters in Kiev and the SVR center at Yasenevo near Moscow – and looks ahead at its global wings.
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DEBKAfile Exclusive Report Apr 22, 2014, 6:04 PM (IDT)

Syrian rebels have been sighted wielding new anti-aircraft weapons in various combat sectors in the last few days. DEBKAfile: They are Russian-made 9K310 Igla-1 aka SA-16 anti-airraft rockets, whose operational range is 5.2 km. 

Chlorine canister for gas bomb
DEBKAfile Special Report Apr 21, 2014, 2:55 PM (IDT)

On April 11, Syrian planes dropped Chinese-manufactured chlorine gas canisters on Kafr Zita near Hama. Since then, British and French intelligence sources report at least four such attacks. DEBKAfile: Iran is buying the chlorine off the Internet from China.

Secret Parchin nuclear site closed to inspectors
DEBKAfile Exclusive Report Apr 20, 2014, 11:02 AM (IDT)

DEBKAfile reveals that Tehran has secretly smuggled 1,300 kilos of low-grade uranium to Parchin, the military facility barred to inspectors, and installed there 1,630 banned advanced centrifuges for their rapid upgrade in secret to 20 percent enrichment.

Russian flags fly in Donetsk
DEBKAfile Exclusive Analysis Apr 18, 2014, 7:37 PM (IDT)

By Friday, April 18, the two rival camps in Ukraine were digging in their heels against the pact concluded between the US and Russia in Geneva.. 

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. 

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 ... More...

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 ... More...

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 ... More...

DEBKAfile Exclusive Report Apr 17, 2014

The Jordanian air strike Wednesday April 16 against an armored vehicle convoy from Syria destroyed an Al Qaeda raider force on its way to attack a US military target, debkafile reveals. Jordan’s first assault on a target outside the country took place on the Syrian side of the border opposite the eastern Jordanian town of Ruwaished. At a secret base nearby, Iraqi troops are being instructed by US and Jordanian instructors in counter-terror combat tactics. This episode dramatizes the escalating Al Qaeda-Iraq threat to Jordan, US forces based there and Israel.

DEBKAfile Special Report Apr 16, 2014

The five or six armored personnel carriers which rolled into the embattled town of Slavyansk with Russian flags Wednesday, April 16, turned out to be part of the Ukrainian military operation whose crews, instead of cracking down on the pro-Russian militias, joined them. According to some Western intelligence sources, a large number of regular Russian soldiers have crossed the border into Ukraine and they too are boosting the pro-Russian militias’ ranks. The Kiev government’s West-backed “anti-terror” operation in East Ukraine is accordingly breaking up.

DEBKAfile Exclusive Report Apr 15, 2014

The Iraqi army began buttressing its defense lines on April 12 to save parts of the capital city of Baghdad from falling to al Qaeda’s Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIS). Terrorist forces have broken through into the city’s western outskirts and are preparing to head out to other parts of the city of more than seven million and Iraqi government headquarters. The jihadis are engaged in cutting off the Iraqi capital’s sources of fresh water and blowing up its main bridges to the rest of the country in order to disrupt Iraqi ...

DEBKAfile Exclusive Report Apr 10, 2014

Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu decided not to delay the launch of Israel’s improved Ofek 10 spy satellite Wednesday night April 9, hours after the six powers and Iran wound up another round of talks in Vienna on a comprehensive nuclear accord. debkafile: Israel decided to show some muscle after the Obama administration agreed to raise Iran’s weapons program in future talks, but refused to go into any detail or promise a tough US response if Tehran continued to pretend that its weapons program is non-existent and therefore not up for negotiation.

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