DEBKAfile Special Report September 30, 2016
World lealders gathered in Jerusalem Friday, Sept. 30, for the funeral of Shimon Peres, twice prime minister, minister in 12 governments and member of the Knesset for half a century, Peres crowned his long career as Israel’s ninth president from 2007 to 2014. He died aged 93, the last of Israel's founding fathers..
DEBKAfile Exclusive Report September 15, 2016
Obama rebuffs Libyan government, US military and allied demands for more air support.
DEBKAfile Exclusive Report August 4, 2016
Washington will be obliged to carry on for longer than the 30 days to make headway.
DEBKAfile Exclusive Report August 4, 2016
A woman in her 60s was knifed to death Wednesday night, July 3, in a rampage in London’s Russell Square by a 19-year old man, who injured another six people before police brought him down with a Taser gun.
DEBKAfile Exclusive Report July 31, 2016
The death toll from Islamist terror in Europe is rising at a frightening rate to 443 in the past three years – from 4 in 2014 - two of them Israelis, shooting up to 267 in 2015 and 172 in the first seven months of 2016 – equal to an average of 24.5 per month. More than 3,000 people were moreover injured in the last three years.
DEBKAfile Exclusive Report June 16, 2016
The ISIS leader is granting legitimacy and kudos to encourage the “ideological Islamist terrorists”.
DEBKAfile Exclusive Report May 12, 2016
ISIS launched a surprise attack on local militias which enables it to capture areas south-west of Sirte.
DEBKAfile Exclusive Report March 3, 2016
The new covert war US and other Western powers have recently launched against ISIS has so far touched only its external fringes – not reached the Islamic State’s operational and intelligence core.
DEBKAfile Special Report August 27, 2015
Egypt is in advanced negotiations with France for two highly advanced French Mistral class assault-cum-helicopter carrier ships originally destined for the Russian Navy. debkafile reports that this deal, if it goes through, will substantially beef up the regional lineup of the Saudi, Egyptian and Israeli navies. The new vessels would enable it to contest Iranian naval challenges in the Mediterranean, the Red Sea and the Persian Gulf, and alter the balance of strength between the opposing sides. Saudis and the UAE are covering the bill.
Train gunman: French intelligence fails again to distinguish between informer and Islamist terrorist
DEBKAfile Special Report August 22, 2015
The Moroccan gunman, Ayoub Qahzzani, 26, who injured three passengers on the Amsterdam-Paris fast train Friday, Aug. 21, before he was subdued, was one more Muslim extremist known to French intelligence who was nonetheless able to commit an act of terror. debkafile: This selfsame scenario has been repeated time and again in three years since the Toulouse Jewish school outrage. The bravery of two US servicemen and other passengers averted a massacre on the packed Thalys train.
DEBKAfile Exclusive Report July 30, 2015
Khamenei, before ratifying the nuclear deal, shuts Iran’s doors to business with US firms, hands out gas concessions to Italy and France, oil and nuclear industry to Russia, refineries to China.
DEBKAfile Exclusive Report July 2, 2015
Investigations of the ISIS attacks in France, Tunisia and Kuwait already show that each assailant had accomplices, as terrorist networks and sleeper cells come to light. Calling them lone wolf operations obstructs counter-terror probes and operations.
DEBKAfile Exclusive Analysis June 27, 2015
The US said Friday, June 26, there was no indication “on the tactical level” that “the attacks in Tunisia, Kuwait and France were coordinated.” debkafile: That conventional measure of Islamist operations no longer applies. ISIS has introduced its own "lone wolf" methods of operation which are hard to detect and predict They resulted Friday in 211 deaths on three continents. Some ISIS operatives are radical Muslims who "cooperate” with local authorities after secretly swearing allegiance to the group; others are Westerners returned home from the Syrian or Iraqi battlefields primed for jihad.
DEBKAfile Exclusive Report May 14, 2015
Disappointed in US intelligence assistance for its Yemen war effort, the Saudis have turned to other allies, including France and Israel to pitch in.
DEBKAfile Exclusive Analysis March 21, 2015
President Barack Obama failed to shift French President France Hollande from his objections to the nuclear accord taking shape between the US and Iran in the call he put through to the Elysée Friday night, March 30. US Secretary of State John Kerry fared no better Saturday, when he met the British, French and German Foreign ministers in London to line the Europeans up behind the American position. Germany balked too. France wants Tehran first to account for evidence of past development work on a nuclear warhead design. Tehran will never admit this.
DEBKAfile Exclusive Report March 19, 2015
The Obama administration has embarked on a bid to come to terms with Bashar Assad to lure Tehran into signing a nuclear accord. An end to the Syrian war would disburden Iran of its colossal ongoing investment in keeping Assad in power.
DEBKAfile Exclusive Report March 12, 2015
Disaffection with US-Iranian nuclear diplomacy has spilled over into the Iranian street and raised hackles too in Moscow, Berlin, Paris and Washington.
DEBKAfile Exclusive Report February 12, 2015
Salman is a fast mover: In a month on the throne, he is strengthening ties with Washington, reviving the nuclear pact with Pakistan and blocking Cairo against Russian arms with a French deal.