64 articles tagged "Persian Gulf"
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Red Sea Shipping and Ports as WMD Targets
DEBKAfile Exclusive Report October 28, 2002, 10:02 PM (GMT+02:00)
Israeli prime minister Ariel Sharon informed the Knesset foreign affairs and security committee on Monday, October 28, that Iraq has airplanes capable of delivering biological and chemical weapons over Israel. The official "there's nothing to worry about" campaign run from Jerusalem until now is gradually making way for a more ...
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Two Princes at Daggers Drawn
DEBKAfile Exclusive Report October 14, 2002, 2:19 PM (GMT+02:00)
The three overriding concerns exercising the Saudi royal family this past year were the state of relations with the Bush administration - the president and vice president, in particular; the handling of its unacknowledged ties with al-Qaeda and other radical Moslem groups - the Palestinian Hamas in the Gaza Strip ...
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First Al Qaeda Strike Against Oil Target - Possibly in Collaboration with Iraq
DEBKAfile Exclusive Report October 7, 2002, 2:52 PM (GMT+02:00)
Hours after an explosion ripped a gaping hole in the French-owned giant oil tanker Limburg on Sunday, October 6, the various military authorities watching the thick, black plume rising over the Arabian Sea had no doubt it was a copycat attack on the same lines as the ramming of the ...
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Iran Jumps Aboard US War on Iraq
DEBKAfile Exclusive Report September 30, 2002, 1:22 PM (GMT+02:00)
America's failure to enlist UN Security Council members for a tough new ultimatum to Baghdad is misleading. On the quiet, Washington has made important strides in the bid to assemble an Arab-Muslim coalition for its war effort. Egypt and Saudi Arabia were the first to come on board, although they ...
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CIA Undercover Unit in E. Iran
DEBKAfile Exclusive Report September 26, 2002, 4:11 PM (GMT+02:00)
According to our sources, a CIA undercover unit has entered Iran through Zabul, in the Sistan Baluchistan province. Its assignment is to stir up dissent among the largest population in the area, the Baluchi tribes. This province is of small strategic value per se
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US-UK Air Might Knocks out Iraq's Air Force-Air Defense Front Lines
DEBKAfile Exclusive Report September 8, 2002, 3:04 PM (GMT+02:00)
The importance of the massive US-UK air raid over Western Iraq Friday night, September 6, cannot be exaggerated. Although the Bush administration is bidding hard for broad international support for the US offensive against Saddam Hussein and his weapons of mass destruction, debkafile's military sources report that, since ...
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Saddam's Mysterious Apathy
DEBKAfile Exclusive Report September 2, 2002, 3:16 PM (GMT+02:00)
A select group of Iraqi district governors was ushered into Saddam's palace-bunker late last month expecting a last briefing from their president on contingencies for a US offensive. But DEBKA-Net-Weekly's sources in the Gulf report they were treated instead to a long harangue from Saddam on public sanitation in ...
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ABU NIDAL'S NEMESIS: Terror As a Thriving Business
DEBKAfile Exclusive Report August 20, 2002, 6:12 PM (GMT+02:00)
Abu Nidal - once Yasser Arafat's best friend; later turned fierce foe - was shot dead early Friday, August 16 by gunmen who burst into his home in Baghdad. debkafile's intelligence and counter-terror experts have no doubt that the ailing 65-year old terrorist was murdered by Iraqi military ...
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US Iraq Campaign Has Its First Engagement
DEBKAfile Exclusive Report August 10, 2002, 6:56 PM (GMT+02:00)
America's offensive against Saddam Hussein's regime in Iraq has begun as an exercise in gradualism rather than a D-Day drama. debkafile's military sources report that tens of thousands of US, British, French, Netherlands, Australian troops may take part in the campaign, openly or covertly, but not in massive ...
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Saudis, Gulf Emirs Bitterly Divided over US Iraq War; Mubarak to Stay out
DEBKAfile Exclusive Report July 28, 2002, 1:01 PM (GMT+02:00)
Egyptian president Hosni Mubarak has decided after much agonizing and consultation to keep Egypt out of the upcoming American campaign against Iraq. This exclusive information reaches debkafile from sources in Cairo and Madrid - Mubarak's last port of call. He has also decided not to permit the US ...
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Saudi Brigades Massed on Jordanian Frontier - Response to Iraqi, Israeli Movements
DEBKAfile Exclusive Report April 24, 2002, 1:08 PM (GMT+02:00)
Saudi Arabia denies it has massed 8 brigades on its Jordanian border following secret intelligence reports of Israeli troop concentrations onits frontier with Jordan. (The Kingdom of Jordan is wedged between Saudi Arabia, Israel, Iraq and Syria.) Israel denied the Saudi claim Tuesday, April 23. The comeback was fast: "A ...
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Abdullah Faces Power Play at Home
DEBKAfile Exclusive Report March 28, 2002, 1:11 PM (GMT+02:00)
Our military sources report that the Americans have completed the relocation to Qatar of their biggest Saudi air base at Prince Sultan. With the removal of most of the base's operational elements, Prince Sultan is no longer a part of the American operational deployment in the Persian Gulf and its ...
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US Plants Small Military Foot in Iraq, Sets up Staging Post in Georgia
DEBKAfile Exclusive Report February 23, 2002, 4:12 PM (GMT+02:00)
America's promised full-scale offensive against Iraq has been launched with small, discreet military steps. On January 4, our intelligence newsletter DEBKA-Net-Weekly (Issue 43) predicted the campaign would begin in February. On Friday, February 15, the first American Special Forces moved into northern Iraq from Turkey, a development first picked ...
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Saudi Intervention on Arafat's Behalf
DEBKAfile Special Report January 27, 2002, 4:10 PM (GMT+02:00)
Saudi Crown Prince Abdullah and intelligence director Prince Nawwaf are trying to extricate Yasser Arafat from Israeli confinement in Ramallah. The Saudi Press Agency quotes the crown prince as remarking: "Imprisoning a leader is a very strange situation." As to President Bush's harsh criticism of the beleaguered Palestinian leader, Abdullah ...
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Iran's Long Finger Stirs up Lebanese-Israeli Border
DEBKAfile Exclusive Report January 24, 2002, 4:08 PM (GMT+02:00)
Two senior Israeli cabinet ministers responded instantly to the out-of-the-blue Hizballah mortar and missile barrage Wednesday evening against Israeli frontier positions on the Shaaba Farms sector, after three quiet months. Foreign Minister Shimon Peres held Iran responsible for provoking the Hizballah attack, while defense minister Binyamin ben Eliezer declared angrily ...
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Growing Saudi-US Animosity
DEBKAfile Exclusive Report January 19, 2002, 3:52 PM (GMT+02:00)
The prize for which Osama bin Laden launched al Qaeda and his terror campaign in 1990 is now within his reach: the eviction of US forces from sacred Saudi soil. TheWashington Post and the Financial Times report that Saudi rulers think the US has "overstayed its welcome", a disclosure appearing ...
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Israel Braces for Iraqi Terror Assault Tuesday
DEBKAfile Exclusive Report January 14, 2002, 3:43 PM (GMT+02:00)
While pointing a sharply accusing finger at Iran, Israel suddenly finds itself on a high terror alert against an imminent terror threat from Iraq, timed for January 15 or thereabouts. Israeli security authorities are taking into account that Baghdad is capable of striking through its Palestinian terrorist surrogates.
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Israel and US Belatedly Discover Iran-Palestinian Menace
DEBKAfile Exclusive Report January 13, 2002, 3:41 PM (GMT+02:00)
The combined Iranian-Palestinian-Hizballah strategic threat to Israeli's security, made so much of by Israeli prime minister Ariel Sharon - and echoed by Israel's senior defense and intelligence officials - did not drop out of the sky when the Karine-A arms ship was intercepted ten days ago.
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Saddam Dusts off His Old Super Gun
DEBKAfile Exclusive Report January 9, 2002, 3:39 PM (GMT+02:00)
Saddam's super-cannon of pre-Gulf War fame is making a comeback. In its newly adapted form, the fabled monster gun is designed to fire nuclear, chemical and biological shells at US military targets in the Gulf, Middle East, Red Sea and Mediterranean, as well as targeting Kuwait, Bahrain, Turkey and Israel. ...
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Fears of Terrorist Backlash
DEBKAfile Exclusive Report October 6, 2001, 3:00 PM (GMT+02:00)
US intelligence are in no doubt that a fresh wave of terrorist strikes, including possibly chemical and biological attacks, threatens the United States in the wake of a US assault on Osama Bin Laden.
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