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Hizballah copycats Hamas’ terror tunnels for Lebanese-Galilee border. No IDF solutions yet
A Hamas terror tunnel - a model for Hizballah
A Hamas terror tunnel - a model for Hizballah
DEBKAfile Exclusive Report Apr 20, 2015, 10:29 PM (IDT)

Local reports of mysterious underground explosions in northern Israeli locations on the Lebanese border are confirmed by Israeli troops on field exercises in the neighborhood. They attest to heavy earthmoving equipment, explosions, burrowing and shaking ground on the Lebanese side of the border, giving the area the appearance of a huge subterranean building site. debkafile: Hizballah has undoubtedly taken a leaf out of the Hamas book of terror and mobilized fully and efficiently for a major tunnel-building project. Israel seems curiously passive in the face of its enemy’s dangerous enterprise.

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Israel Air Force Has Answers for Russian S-300s
Outwitting Russian S-300s destined for Iran by combining drones and stealth missiles.
Pakistan Jumps into Bed with Iran – Ditches Saudis in Yemen
Nawaf Sharif gains Chinese largesse for pipeline to reach Iranian gas.
Putin Acts against Ukraine’s Creeping NATO Association
His release of S-300 air defense missiles for Iran kicks off Moscow’s retribution.
S-300 air defense missile radar
S-300 air defense missile radar
DEBKAfile Exclusive Report
Apr 19, 2015, 1:16 PM (IDT)

Russian President Vladimir Putin’s warning to Israel not to sell arms to Ukraine, in reprisal for his release of S-300 air defense missiles to Iran, adds a European dimension to the dispute by planting Israel squarely in the middle of the US-Russian Ukraine crisis. Putin’s implied threat to punish Israel by sending S-300s to Syria too follows his intelligence updates on tight US-Israeli military collaboration in two arenas: Syria and Ukraine. The S-300s have not yet been shipped to Iran. It depends on whether Obama decides to forge ahead with expanded military assistance to Kiev.

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AQAP captures Yemeni Hadhramaut
DEBKAfile Exclusive Analysis Apr 17, 2015, 7:48 PM (IDT)

Thursday and Friday, April 16-17, two branches of Al Qaeda took the lead in violent conflicts.  In Yemen, Al Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula (AQAP) and in Iraq, the Islamic State (ISIS), launched new offensives 3.050 kilometer apart.

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Russian S-300 air defense system
DEBKAfile Exclusive Report Apr 15, 2015, 11:38 AM (IDT)

Moscow does not have any S-300 air defense missiles available for Iran, despite President Vladimir Putin’s decree for ending their embargo, DEBKAfile reports exclusively. The Russian arms industry can’t keep up with Russia’s own army’s rising needs for the Ukraine war.

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DEBKAfile Special Report Apr 14, 2015, 9:58 AM (IDT)

Israelis living and serving security around the Gaza Strip report harassment by Hamas snipers in recent weeks - a scare tactic apparently evolving into a major offensive as the Palestinian terrorists make massive preparations for the coming showdown.

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Devastated Egyptian police station in El Arish
DEBKAfile Special Report Apr 13, 2015, 9:56 AM (IDT)

President Abdel-Fatteh El-Sisi was spurred Sunday, April 12, to make a clean sweep of his top military intelligence, Navy and Second Field Army command by two more deadly attacks in northern Sinai.

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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. 

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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.

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DEBKAfile Exclusive Analysis Jan 11, 2015
Hayat Boumedienne,Islamist terrorist

French intelligence failures over the Charlie Hebdo terror attack will not be gilded over. Contrary to a French police statement, Hayat Boumeddiene, wife of the terrorist Amedy Coulibaly who murdered four Jews in cold blood at the kosher supermarket. Friday, Jan. 9, was never in the store at all but had been able to skip from France to Syria a week earlier.

 

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DEBKAfile Exclusive Report Jan 28, 2008
Iraq's Sunni insurgents no longer aim to restore Saddam Hussein to power having adopted new and diverse agendas, the while broadening their grip on Iraq's main cities. The June 24 simultaneous multiple-casualty strikes in five Iraqi cities were a dress rehearsal that piloted a new command and control system for synchronizing large-scale terrorist operations in several places. More...
US Defense Secretary Ashton Carter:The nuclear option is on the table
DEBKAfile Exclusive Analysis Apr 12, 2015

The Obama administration is swinging between conflicting signals on the Iranian nuclear deal. In the face of tough conditions laid down by Tehran, the US president said in Panama Sunday, April 12: “Iran has it own politics and “hardliners” who need to be satisfied, but “there may be ways to structure the final nuclear deal that achieve core objectives while satisfying Iran’s pride.” Just Saturday, US Defense Secretary Ashton Carter said: “We have the capability to shut down, set back and destroy the Iranian nuclear program.” This confusion is useful fodder for Tehran.

Iran's Bushehr helicopter carrier warship
DEBKAfile Exclusive Report Apr 10, 2015

Saudi-Iranian saber-rattling over Yemen reached a dangerous peak Thursday, April 9: The Saudi army spokesman, Brig. Gen. Ahmad Al-Assiri, said the Iranian flotilla of warships posted to the Gulf of Aden would not be permitted to enter Yemeni territorial waters. He threatened Iranians “remaining in Yemen” would suffer the same fate as the Houthi rebels. An Iranian-Saudi clash of arms in the Red Sea can’t be ruled out, after Egyptian and Iranian warships exchanged fire over the Bab El-Mandeb Strait. Friday, Saudis banned flights of Iranian pilgrims to Mecca.

The Yarmouk Palestinian camp in Damascus in April 2015
DEBKAfile Exclusive Report Apr 8, 2015

Obama’s detente with Iran and recognition of Bashar Assad’s key role in Syria has produced an incredibly sinister new twist in the Syrian war. debkafile reveals: The Yarmouk refugee camp and its 16,000 occupants face not one enemy, but two: the Islamic State and Assad’s army, which opened the way for the ISIS attack. Assad first agreed to split energy revenues with ISIS and went on to outsource the terrorists for a demonstration in Yarmouk to allies and foes alike that he holds the whip hand in the Syrian war and the fate of the Palestinians.

Russia's bombed out consulate in Aden
DEBKAfile Exclusive Report Apr 7, 2015

Moscow claims to have evacuated hundreds of Russian nationals from Yemen by an air lift running out of Sanaa airport. But debkafile reports exclusively that this was prevented by a Saudi ban on the landing of Russian flights at any Yemeni airport from March 27, when the Saudi Air Force took control of Yemeni airspace. The Russian nationals were eventually evacuated by sea to Cairo. Meanwhile, Saudi Air Force F-15s demolished the Russian consulate in Aden housing a regional spy facility, as Riyadh goes head to head with Moscow.













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