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Gen. James Mattis in Kabul
Marine Gen James Mattis is next US Defense Secy
DEBKAfile Special Report December 2, 2016

Retired Marine General James Mattis, 66, whom President-elect Donald Trump has picked as his secretary of defense, is famous for his rough-and-tough stance toward America’s adversaries.  From 2010 to 2013, Gen. Mattis was head of the Central Command,  replacing Gen. David Petraeus (now one of the candidates for secretary of state). He earned the “Mad Dog Mattis” handle as a battlefield commander in Iraq when he said: “If you f-k with me, I’ll kill you all.” 

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An Israeli General Looks Askance at Trump’s National Security Appointees
DEBKAfile Exclusive Report December 1, 2016

It is feared that the IDF will be downgraded as America’s senior Mid East ally.

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Haifa on fire, 60,000 people evacuated
DEBKAfile Special Report November 24, 2016

Homes were evacuated in one residential neighborhood after another Thursday, Nov. 24, ahead of the huge flames and thick smoke enveloping Israel’s third city, Haifa, three days after hundreds of wildfires, most caused by arsonists, began spreading across the country.  The Shin Bet and fire brigade’s investigators have gone into action to put a stop to the wave of arson attacks, encouraged by Palestinian social media..

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Hizballah ducks Russian ire by Lebanon attack
DEBKAfile Exclusive Report October 26, 2016

Hizballah staged two drive-by shooting attacks into northern Israel Wednesday, Oct. 26, slightly injuring an Israel soldier. The two rounds of gunfire came from a moving vehicle driving on the Lebanese side of the border.

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Shimon Peres is laid to rest in Jerusalem
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..

 

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Russian-Syrian Aleppo tactics await the South
DEBKAfile Exclusive Report September 23, 2016

In scores of air raids launched early Friday, Sept. 23, Syrian and Russian bombers pulverized Syrian rebel strongholds in eastern Aleppo, while, on the ground, Syrian military, Hizballah and pro-Iranian Shiite militia forces hammered those targets in one of the most destructive onslaughts yet seen in the nearly six-year Syrian civil war. Cries of “annihilation!” came from rebel commanders.

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Rockets on Golan, Pentagon flouts Obama, no truce
DEBKAfile Exclusive Analysis September 17, 2016

The Pentagon and US army are not following the orders of their Commander-in-Chief Barack Obama in the execution of the military cooperation accord in Syria concluded by US Secretary of State John Kerry and Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov in Geneva on Sept. 12. Five days after the truce they agreed would go into effect Monday, fighting was still raging Saturday, Sept. 17.

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Ofek-11’s failure would hamper Israel’s intel ops
DEBKAfile Special Report September 15, 2016

The failure of the Ofek 11 spy satellite mission would not only mean hundreds of millions of dollars down the drain, but also indirect losses, incurred by the need to close airspace and territorial waters for the launch, as well as the wasted efforts of deploying fighter and reconnaissance planes as accompaniments and placing medical, rescue and hazardous material disposal units on alert.

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Failed Syrian rebel drive spills shells on Golan
DEBKAfile Exclusive Report September 14, 2016

The shells spilling over to Israeli Golan came from Syrian rebels – not Syrian army artillery. debkafile: The battle was initiated by the rebel Jabhat Fateh al-Sham (formerly known as Jabhat al-Nusra) to open up a link between its separates forces south and north of Quneitra.

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Hizballah units regroup on Israel’s Golan border
DEBKAfile Exclusive Report September 7, 2016

A large Hizballah force is building up outside Quneitra, just 2km from the Golan border, under Iranian Revolutionary Guards command. They are preparing to open a second warfront against Israel.

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Israel’s Covert War on ISIS in Sinai and Deep inside African Desert
DEBKAfile Exclusive Report August 25, 2016

The IDF responds to Chad’s request to assist in counter-terror battles.

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The Sderot rocket - tied to covert Israel-ISIS war
DEBKAfile Exclusive Report August 22, 2016

Even though Hamas works hand in glove with the Islamic State in Sinai, Egypt and Libya, the Palestinian group has no role in ISIS decisions to attack Israel or any influence over its considerations. 

 

 

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US Military Aid Cutback Would Badly Hit Israel’s Missile Industry
DEBKAfile Exclusive Report August 4, 2016

Obama is unlikely to give way on use of US aid for purchases in Israel.

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Drone over N. Israel: Iranian with stolen US apps
DEBKAfile Exclusive Report July 19, 2016

The UAV (Unmanned Aerial Vehicle) that flew on July 17 over northern Israel was a “Yasir’ drone made in Iran that was launched from a Hizballah base in Syria’s Qalamoun Mountains, some 60km from central Golan. 


 

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Failed Patriot missile strike. Safed Municipality
Intruding drone likely Russian. IDF not notified
DEBKAfile Exclusive Report July 18, 2016

On June 16, the IDF announced the start of a three-day military exercise the following day.
As it began after 17:00pm on June 17, an unidentified UMV (Unmanned Aerial Vehicle) crossed in from Syria and flew over the Israeli Golan and Upper Galilee for nearly an hour. The small craft had every opportunity to photograph and collect intelligence information on most of the IDF units taking part in the drill and their intelligence resources and beam them back to its operators in Syria.


 

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IDF bulldozers with tanks enter Golan DMZ
DEBKAfile Exclusive Report July 13, 2016

Israeli military bulldozers backed by tanks have crossed into the demilitarized zone dividing the Israeli and Syrian Golan borders. They are building a line of fortifications and anti-tank trenches 300-500 meters inside the DMZ  

 

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Iranians & Walid suicide units on Golan border
DEBKAfile Exclusive Report July 8, 2016

One of the two Israeli "Tamuz" IDF rockets fired on July 4, in response to cross-border Syrian army mortar shells, struck the Iranian Guards and Hizballah regional headquarters at Quneitra. 

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The Putin-Netanyahu Understandings Extend to Syria’s Future
DEBKAfile Exclusive Report June 16, 2016

Both agreed that Assad has no place in any post war administration in Damascus.

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First ever Israeli-Russian war game is coming
DEBKAfile Exclusive Report June 10, 2016

Russian President Vladimir Putin and Israeli Prime Minister Benyamin Netanyahu decided at their June 7 meeting in Moscow to deepen the military ties between the Russian and Israeli armed forces, debkafile reports exclusively from is military and intelligence sources. It was a historic decision that spells the end of the IDF’s unique relationship with the US military. 

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Why Putin sent a lost Israeli tank home
DEBKAfile Special Report May 30, 2016

Russia’s President Vladimir Putin is willing to vouch that the Russian army stationed in Syria will prevent Iranian and Hizballah fighters from infiltrating or getting near the Israeli border.

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