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A Qaddafi Comeback Bid after Seven Years in the Wilderness
DEBKAfile Exclusive Report June 15, 2017

The release of Qaddafi’s son plus Khalif Haftar’s rising strength equals a bid to restore the Qaddafi regime in Libya.

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US, Russia Ratchet up Mid-East Military Cooperation
DEBKAfile Exclusive Report March 30, 2017

Signs of this cooperation are popping up across the region from Syria to Egypt.

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Another Russian Air Base is Going up at Sidi Barrani, Egypt
DEBKAfile Exclusive Report March 16, 2017

Behind the angry denials, Moscow is building its second Mediterranean base.

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Russian special Ops forces
Russian elite units land on Egypt-Libya border
DEBKAfile Exclusive Report March 14, 2017

The landing of Russian elite units armed with attack drones was detected on Tuesday, March 14 at the big Egyptian air base of Sidi Barrani, 95 km from the Libyan border and 240km from the eastern Libyan oil and gas terminals at Tobruk. 

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Hamas procures NKorean laser-guided missiles
DEBKAfile Exclusive Report January 24, 2017

Israelis tend to get carried away by endless post mortems on long-past battles. A press leak Tuesday, Jan. 24, from a closed security cabinet war conference, that took place during the last anti-terror operation “Defensive Edge” in 2014 against Hamas-ruled Gaza Strip, has resurrected old charges that the Netanyahu government had failed to appreciate the perils of Hamas’ terror tunnels. A new kind of tunnel, debkafile’s intelligence sources reveal, is now serving Hamas to smuggle North Korean Bulsae-2- anti-tank missiles from Libya through Sinai.


 

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New Putin move to win a military base in Libya
DEBKAfile Exclusive Report November 28, 2016

Libyan Gen Khalifa Hafter arrived in Moscow Sunday, Nov. 26, with a request for Russian arms and military support for his army. He was welcomed in Moscow, which saw an opening for Russia to gain its first military base in North Africa.

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UAE Acquires an Eastern Libyan Air Base Shared with France
DEBKAfile Exclusive Report November 3, 2016

UAE, Egypt, France and Italy operate an air base in support of Gen. Hafter.

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Obama Holds Back the Extra Air Support for Fully Liberating Libyan Sirte
DEBKAfile Exclusive Report September 15, 2016

Obama rebuffs Libyan government, US military and allied demands for more air support.

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ISIS Still Holds Most Seized Land in Iraq, Syria, Libya and Sinai
DEBKAfile Exclusive Report September 1, 2016

Reduced numbers don’t diminish their capabilities as West believes.

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ISIS Regroups after Orderly Retreat from Manbij and Sirte
DEBKAfile Exclusive Report August 18, 2016

Jihadists head out of Sirte for long trek to desert rendezvous with AQIM.

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No Stopping US Air Strikes over Libya Now They Have Started
DEBKAfile Exclusive Report August 4, 2016

Washington will be obliged to carry on for longer than the 30 days to make headway.

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US: Fighting ISIS-Sinai Is Ineffectual without Holding Operations
DEBKAfile Exclusive Report July 14, 2016

Sinai has become the ISIS regional communications hub, US discovers.

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Bangladesh: ISIS pays Italy back for role in Libya
DEBKAfile Exclusive Report July 3, 2016

The Islamic State struck the West again on June 1, when it activated a local Bangladeshi cell for a murderous, hostage-taking attack on a Dakha restaurant to target a large contingent of Italian businessmen.

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ISIS Drives Back Counteroffensives in Iraq, Syria and Libya
DEBKAfile Exclusive Report June 23, 2016

US-led offensives grind to a halt on two fronts, are pushed back on a third.

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Neither Obama nor Putin Has a Strategy for Destroying ISIS
DEBKAfile Exclusive Report June 16, 2016

Obama, supported by Putin, plans to keep ISIS-controlled cities under siege rather than capturing them.

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US military chiefs overrate damage to ISIS
DEBKAfile Special Report May 28, 2016

The US has deployed about 7,500 US soldiers in Iraq and Syria and an additional 1,000 to 1,250 troops in Libya. US planes are taking off from Incirlilk base in South Turkey against Raqqa in Syria and Mosul in Iraq. Yet the ISIS peril is not diminished. 

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In Another Flip-Flop, Obama Raises ME Troop Level to 10,000
DEBKAfile Exclusive Report May 19, 2016

US forces have been deployed to four ME countries during the past two weeks.

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Algeria’s Bouteflika Dying as ISIS, AQIM are Poised to Move In
DEBKAfile Exclusive Report May 19, 2016

Elements of the Algerian military maintain contacts with ISIS or Al Qaeda.

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ISIS Overruns More of Libya as US-European Operation Stalls
DEBKAfile Exclusive Report May 12, 2016

ISIS launched a surprise attack on local militias which enables it to capture areas south-west of Sirte.

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ISIS to Israel: “We’re coming very soon”
DEBKAfile Exclusive Report May 8, 2016

The last 48 hours (May 7-8) have seen a major escalation of the ISIS threats against Israel, debkafile’s intelligence and counterterrorism sources report. In a coordinated maneuver by all of the ISIS commands in the Middle East, the terrorist organization simultaneously released at least 10 videos that it said showed ISIS forces on their way to attack targets in Israel.  

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