DEBKAfile Exclusive Report September 1, 2016
Reduced numbers don’t diminish their capabilities as West believes.
DEBKAfile Exclusive Report August 25, 2016
The IDF responds to Chad’s request to assist in counter-terror battles.
DEBKAfile Exclusive Report July 14, 2016
Sinai has become the ISIS regional communications hub, US discovers.
DEBKAfile Exclusive Report July 10, 2016
The Egyptian Foreign Minister Sameh Shoukry’s visit to Israel Sunday, July 10 and the two conversations he held with Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu that day underscored the intensified ties between the two governments and their leaders.
DEBKAfile Exclusive Report June 30, 2016
The navy, air force and general staff are short of the smart infrastructure for such advanced ships.
DEBKAfile Exclusive Report June 9, 2016
The Egyptian military wound up a four-week offensive against remote Islamic State strongholds in central Sinai.
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.
DEBKAfile Exclusive Report May 26, 2016
There is a strong emphasis on bilateral intelligence and operational cooperation regarding Iran’s ballistic missile.
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.
DEBKAfile Special Report April 27, 2016
The US withdrew its forces from the Sinai Peninsula last weekend in response to Egypt’s transfer of sovereignty over Tiran and Sanafir islands to Saudi Arabia. The move came after Washington protested to Egyptian President El-Sisi over its exclusion from consultations and military coordination between Egypt, Saudi Arabia and Israel regarding the islands.
DEBKAfile Special Report November 18, 2015
The secret Obama-Putin deal on a political solution for Syria that was reached on the sidelines of the G20 summit in Antalya has radically changed and intensified Russia’s air strike tactics in the last 24 hours. For the first time, Russian air force planes took off for Syria Tuesday, Nov. 17 from home bases.
DEBKAfile Exclusive Report November 12, 2015
The Sinai branch of ISIS could not have performed alone for blowing up the Russian airliner. It was backed by the spreading, multinational Islamic State organization, like the Tunisian attack five months earlier.
DEBKAfile Exclusive Report November 5, 2015
A Russian-made Buk missile could have reached a high-flying airliner and could have been made available to ISIS-Sinai from its partner Ansar Al-Sharia, its fraternal ally in Libya.
DEBKAfile Exclusive Report November 5, 2015
ISIS targeted and struck two foes, Russia and Egypt, with a single Russian-made missile. Neither wants to admit this. The Islamists fearing retribution went to ground after shooting down the Russian airliner, but there was none.
DEBKAfile Special Report November 4, 2015
No cause has yet been established for the Russian-made Antonov Ant-12’s crash-landing on the east bank of the Nile River 800 m short of Juba international airport in South Sudan Wednesday, Nov. 4. Some 40 people were believed killed on board and on the ground, although there appear to be two survivors. But none of the 224 passengers and crew aboard the Metrojet Flight 9268 Airbus 321 survived the airliner’s crash in central Sinai Saturday, Oct. 31. Russian forensic examinations of the victims’ remains show evidence of an explosion in the plane.
DEBKAfile Special Report October 31, 2015
"The fighters of the Islamic State were able to down a Russian plane over Sinai province that was carrying over 220 Russian crusaders. They were all killed, thanks be to God. The daily murder of scores of innocents in Syria by your air bombardments will bring upon you disasters…" said a statement from the Sinai affiliate of ISIS after a Metrojet Airbus 321, carrying 217 Russian tourists and 7 crew from Sharm el-Sheikh to St. Petersburg, crashed in central Sinai early Saturday morning, Oct. 31. There were no survivors.
DEBKAfile Exclusive Report August 27, 2015
Washington prepares to pull its troops out of the MFO Sinai force to escape Islamist threats, but also Tiran island which will leave vital sea passages unguarded and open to being seized by ISIS.
DEBKAfile Exclusive Report August 13, 2015
ISIS-Sinai disclosed its first beheading atrocity of a western hostage the day after Washington announced the disbanding of the Multinational Force and Observers after serving in Sinai for decades.