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Alongside negotiations with the US on a nuclear deal, Iran practices destroying American Gulf vessels
Iran's Revolutionary Guards Navy blasts mock-up US ships
Iran's Revolutionary Guards Navy blasts mock-up US ships
DEBKAfile Exclusive Report Feb 26, 2015, 9:34 AM (IDT)

“Wiping out the American Navy in the Persian Gulf in a few hours,” was the object of the Revolutionary Guards naval exercise Wednesday, Feb. 25, according to guidelines laid down by Adm. Ali Fadavi, head of the Revolutionary Guards Navy, in a secret document, to which debkafile’s sources gained access. A replica of a US aircraft carrier was targeted as the symbol of US might – and not for the first time. On April 27, 2014, debkafile revealed Iran was building a mock-up of the USS Nimitz aircraft carrier for its war games last year too.

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Syrian barrel bombs dropped on Quneitra
Syrian barrel bombs dropped on Quneitra
DEBKAfile Exclusive Report
Feb 24, 2015, 9:30 AM (IDT)

Israeli fighter jets flew passes over the Golan Monday, Feb. 23  as a warning to Syrian helicopters and fighter planes to stop encroaching on the no-fly zone, in violation of standing Israeli-Syrian armistice agreements, debkafile reports. The Syrian warplanes planes dropped barrel bombs on Syrian rebel forces holding Quneitra. Spotters counted at least 30 bombs dropped by helicopters under cover of Syrian air force jets. Their crews took no notice of the Israeli fighter jets and drones present. However, a repeat performance is unlikely to be tolerated.

DEBKAfile Exclusive Report Feb 23, 2015, 2:22 PM (IDT)

DarkNet is the hidden bottom floor of the legal, public worldwide web. Extensively used by sophisticated criminal organizations and spooks. Espionage and law enforcement agencies pretend this traffic is out of their control. But DEBKAfile’s cyber experts confirm that the FBI and NSA are deep into oversight

John Kerry and Mohamed Zarif share low expectations
DEBKAfile Exclusive Analysis Feb 22, 2015, 3:01 PM (IDT)

The US and Iran are in a last-ditch effort to rescue their nuclear diplomacy before it falls into deep crisis.  The Obama administration may have hit the limit of its concessions; Iran won’t give way on centrifuges and enriched uranium stocks; while Binyamin Netanyahu nixes the existing US-Iranian draft. 

IranAir transfers foreign troops to Syria
DEBKAfile Exclusive Report Feb 21, 2015, 12:47 PM (IDT)

DEBKAfile  reveals that a large-scale Iranian airlift is flying thousands of Shiite fighters to the Syrian Mediterranean port of Latakia to reinforce Syrian forces defeated in the last 48 hours by rebels at Aleppo and to save them from retreat. 

The murder weapon, Alberto Nisman's borrowed Bersa .22
DEBKAfile Exclusive Report Feb 19, 2015, 7:56 PM (IDT)

A special DEBKAfile investigation has discovered that the Argentine-Jewish prosecutor Natalio Alerto Nisman, 51, was murdered on Jan. 18 by an Iranian agent posing as a defector calling himself “Abbas Haqiqat-Ju.



Al Qods chief Gen. Qassem Soleimani lionized in Tehran
DEBKAfile Exclusive Report Feb 18, 2015

Scores of Iranian and Hizballah fighters and a Syrian general were killed by “friendly fire” from the Syrian army’s 9th Division’s artillery and missiles Wednesday, Feb. 18, debkafile report. The incident, during their push from S. Syria to the Golan is attributed to faulty coordination among the assorted forces in the drive for Quneitra, where Tehran plans to establish a major military outpost and forward command center up against Israel’s Golan deployment. This is the first instance of Syria’s Bashar Assad agreeing to pass a warfront to Iranian command.

Obama and Khamenei still at odds
DEBKAfile Special Report Feb 17, 2015

Accusing Binyamin Netanyahu of leaking “sensitive” information on US nuclear negotiations with Iran skews the fact of an almost done deal between US President Barack Obama and Iran’s President Hassan Rouhani. It wants only Iran’s paramount leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei endorsement. In attempting to bring him round, Washington is using media spin tactics which Netanyahu’s opponents have seized on to accuse him of sabotaging relations with Washington. Netanyahu is not alone in objecting to Obama’s Iran policy. So too do the Saudis, some Gulf emirates and Egypt.  

Afghan Hazara fighters in South Syria
DEBKAfile Exclusive Report Feb 17, 2015

The Iranian-backed “Operation Quneitra Martyrs” for the capture of the Golan brings Afghan and Pakistani Shiite fighters to an Israeli border for the first time, debkafile reveals that 2,000 of these fighters have joined an equal number of Hizballah troops, who are spearheading a march on the Golan from southern Syria. They were recruited from the Hazara and Zaynubian militias established by Tehran. After polishing their combat skills and learning to fight as an integrated force, Iran plans to deploy them in Lebanon to augment Hizballah’s war on Israel.

Egyptian Copts lined up for mass murder by ISIS
DEBKAfile Special Report Feb 16, 2015

Egyptian air strikes bombed Islamic State targets in Libya at dawn Mon. Feb. 16, hours after a video was released showing the mass beheadings of 21 Egyptian Christians. The targets were officially described as “Islamic State camps, training sites and weapons storage areas.” Six days earlier, an ISIS-affiliated Sinai group aired a video depicting the beheadings of 10 alleged collaborators with Israeli and Egyptian intelligence – altogether 31 savage murders of Egyptians in less than a week. debkafile: ISIS-Libya has developed a bridge all the way to Iraqi via Sinai affiliates.

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