152 articles tagged "Terror"
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Damaged IDF armored jeep on Golan
Israel’s bankrupt military policy for Gaza won’t work for Golan either
DEBKAfile Exclusive Analysis March 19, 2014, 12:24 PM (GMT+02:00)

That Israel has no answer for attacks from Syrian territory was apparent from its response to the bombing Tuesday, March 18 of the Golan Post 104, which injured four paratroopers – one seriously - the fourth such attack this month. Artillery and rockets were directed at a Syrian army post near Quneitra followed by air strikes. Defense Minister Moshe Ya’alon held the Assad regime responsible.debkafile: Holding a sovereign state responsible for terrorist action from its soil never worked in Gaza and will only lead to a war of attrition in the north.

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The late Hizballah master-terrorist Imad Mughniyeh
Hizballah calls off annual Mughniyeh memorial for fear of terrorist attacks
DEBKAfile Exclusive Report February 14, 2014, 10:44 AM (GMT+02:00)

The Lebanese Shiite Hizballah, itself a listed terrorist group, was forced Thursday, Feb. 13 to cancel its most solemn annual event in memory of fabled “special security chief” Imad Mughniyeh for fear of terrorist attack. Hassan Nasrallah traditionally addresses these events. debkafile’s counter-terror sources report that al Qaeda and Sunni extremists have since last July carried out 10 suicide bombings, claiming scores of lives in Beirut and across Lebanon. Security is doubled up for Nasrallah and other top operatives on a tip that they are gunning for them in person.

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A Grad missile which exploded in Eilat
Eilat pays for Israel’s patchy security policy in Gaza and IDF’s quiet cooperation with Egypt
DEBKAfile Exclusive Analysis February 1, 2014, 1:58 PM (GMT+02:00)

Eilat come under missile attack from Sinai every few days, like Gaza’s Israeli neighbors - harmlessly thus far. But the Red Sea tourist resort is paying for Prime Minister Netanyahu and Defense Minister Yaalon’s short-sighted policy of security and intelligence cooperation with Egypt’s Gen. Abdel-Fattah El-Sisi. Direct action against Gaza and Sinai terror has passed into Egyptian hands. This gap in Israel’s security has been seized on by the Islamist Ansar Bayt al-Maqdis terrorists to take the country hostage against El-Sisi’s counter-terror offensive.

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Iranian Beirut Embassy bombing 19.11.13
Secret Iranian team in Beirut to counter suicide attacks and upgrade Hizballah intelligence
DEBKAfile Exclusive Report January 26, 2014, 5:13 PM (GMT+02:00)

debkafile Exclusive: Iran is to urgently rebuild Hizballah’s intelligence and security mechanisms after the ravages caused by suicide attacks on its Beirut and Beqaa strongholds since joining the Syrian war. A secret Iranian Al Qods-Ministry of Intelligence team assigned to the task arrived secretly in Beirut last week, after a top-level Iranian-Hizballah conference concluded that the Lebanese group’s security and intelligence can’t take much more battering without folding. The Iranians will also build Hizballah’s fighting units in Syria a new field intelligence arm.

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Tehran and Hizballah Plot Payback for Suspected Saudi bombing of Iran’s Beirut Embassy
DEBKAfile Exclusive Report December 13, 2013, 1:06 AM (GMT+02:00)

Nasrallah secretly visited to Tehran to discuss plans for avenging the bombing of the Iranian embassy in Beirut of which they accuse the Saudi intelligence chief. Iran and Hizballah are bent on revenge.

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Yemeni Defense Ministry after Al Qaeda strike
Kerry brings plan integrating West Bank security in planned US-led anti-Al Qaeda regional force
DEBKAfile Exclusive Report December 6, 2013, 11:31 AM (GMT+02:00)

Secretary of State John Kerry put before Israelis and Palestinians Thursday, Dec. 5, a new security plan combining the US war on al Qaeda with the security provisions promised Israel in a settlement with the Palestinians, debkafile reports exclusively.  Israeli and Palestinian units would be integrated in a planned regional US-led force for securing parts of Syria, Jordan, Saudi Arabia, Palestinian territory and Israel against terror. It would consist also of US, British, French, Saudi, Jordanian and Egyptian units. Netanyahu was open to the idea; Abbas had reservations.

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HIzballah's Hajj Hassan Hollo al-Laqqis, slain in Beirut
Slaying Hizballah commander ratchets up Saudi covert war on Iran and Lebanese proxy
DEBKAfile Exclusive Report December 4, 2013, 12:40 PM (GMT+02:00)

The gunning down of Hajj Hassan Hollo al-Laqqis, a high-ranking Hizballah commander and close crony of Secretary-General Hassan Nasrallah raised the stakes of the clandestine war between Saudi Arabia and Iran - or rather between Saudi intelligence chief Prince Bandar bin Sultan and Iran’s Al Qods Brigades commander Qassem al-Soleimani. Hizballah blamed Israel for the assassination because it is easier to reach for revenge than Saudi Arabia. Al-Laqqis was killed in the underground parking lot of his home by five shots to the head and throat.

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CCTV footage of Nairobi mall under terror control
Kenya blames US, Israeli intelligence for no heads-up on Nairobi attack
DEBKAfile Special Report September 26, 2013, 11:49 AM (GMT+02:00)

President Uhuru Kenyatta is quoted as blaming the United States and Israel in private conversation for their undercover agencies’ failure to prevent the major terrorist attack on Nairobi’s Westgate shopping mall on Sept. 21. He counted on them for a heads-up, only to find they were as much in the dark as Nairobi. Israeli security sources are digging hard to find out how Al Qaeda spies conducted surveillance forays in the mall – and even smuggled in large stocks of ammo –  without Israel intelligence detecting them or sounding the alarm.

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A Kenyan soldier takes cover from terrorist fire
Al Qaeda’s Nairobi mall strike more sophisticated than 9/11
DEBKAfile DEBKA Weekly September 24, 2013, 10:30 AM (GMT+02:00)

Al Qaeda’s attack on the Westgate shopping mall was minutely prepared in two years of intelligence-gathering, detailed planning and multinational recruitment spreading over four continents – North America, Europe, Africa and the Middle East. This complex, sophisticated and labor-intensive terrorist operation was an eye-opener, showing how far Al Qaeda had upgraded its capabilities since Sept. 11, 2001. Yet no Western counterterrorism agency saw it coming. The DEBKA Weekly issue out next Friday exposes in detail and analyses the shocking scope of the Nairobi attack.

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Ayman al-Zawahiri
Al Qaeda Pounces with Renewed Vigor from Fortresses in Five Deserts
DEBKAfile Exclusive Report March 14, 2013, 9:40 PM (GMT+02:00)

Al Qaeda and its affiliates have retired to five African and Middle East deserts as safe, remote launching pads for their re-energized campaign of terror in the Middle East and beyond.

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Tel Aviv bus blown up by terrorist
Egyptian FM and Clinton jointly announce Gaza ceasefire at 9 p.m.
DEBKAfile Exclusive Report November 21, 2012, 8:07 PM (GMT+02:00)

Five Grads hit Beersheba and a shell explodes in Metulah on the Lebanese border minutes after
the announcement in Cairo by Egyptian foreign minister Mohamed Kamel Amr and US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton in Cairo Wednesday, Nov. 21. A statement from Israel’s Binyamin Netanyahu, Ehud Barak and Avigdor Lieberman follows half an hour before the ceasefire is due to go into effect at 9 p.m. debkafile: Prime Minister earlier called President Barack Obama to inform him of Israel’s consent to the ceasefire.

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Barack Obama
America Will Build a Virtual Security Radar Fence to Secure the Suez Canal
DEBKAfile Exclusive Report November 9, 2012, 1:17 AM (GMT+02:00)

Obama is keen on Muslim Brotherhood collaboration in the war on al Qaeda and other terrorists, including those sponsored by Tehran, and offered to build a hi-tech security radar fence to defend the Suez Canal from the terrorists and smugglers infesting Sinai.

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David Petraeus
Al Qaeda’s Zawahiri Reawakens His Egyptian Islamic Jihad under US, Egyptian Noses
DEBKAfile Exclusive Report November 1, 2012, 11:50 PM (GMT+02:00)

CIA director David Petraeus arrived in Cairo to lead a new anti-terror campaign against al Qaeda in cooperation with Egyptian security. It was launched after the discovery that Ayaman al-Zawahiri has set in motion a new wave of terror after reconstituting his old Egyptian Islamic Jihad and turning Sinai ...

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Brig. Gen. Wissam al-Hasan
Obama Nixes Lebanese Revenge for Dead Security Chief
DEBKAfile Exclusive Report October 26, 2012, 12:38 AM (GMT+02:00)

Washington acted fast to hold back Lebanon’s anti-Syrian Lebanese forces from avenging the assassination of Lebanon’s top intelligence chief, Brig. Gen. Wissam al-Hasan to save Lebanon from being ripped apart by a civil war. Assad and Nasrallah were allowed to get away with it.

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King Abdullah and Mahmoud Ahmadinejad
What will Ahmadinejad and Saudi King Abdullah Have to Say When They Meet in Mecca?
DEBKAfile Exclusive Report August 10, 2012, 12:47 AM (GMT+02:00)

Saudi armed forces are on top war alert after Riyadh decided that the war with Iran had already begun between their undercover agencies in Syria and Iran was on the warpath even now and certainly after an Israeli strike against its nuclear program.

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Tehran Strikes at Heart of Saudi Intel to Avenge Damascus Assassinations
DEBKAfile Exclusive Report July 27, 2012, 12:40 AM (GMT+02:00)

Tehran accuses the new Saudi intelligence chief, Prince Bandar bin Sultan of engineering bombing attack which killed half of Assad’s top team in Damascus. It sought to drive home the message that enemies of Assad are enemies of Iran and will be punished.

 

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The Stealth Bombers: No Trace, No Clues, No Claim of Responsibility
DEBKAfile Exclusive Report July 27, 2012, 12:40 AM (GMT+02:00)

The team which set up the suicide bombing of a Bulgarian bus which killed five Israelis and the local driver has vanished without a trace. Even the bomber’s body did not yield up a scrap of information or lead to the perpetrators or their controllers.

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Bulgarian PM Borisov and US anti-terror adviser Brennan
The Burgos bomber was experienced and had accomplices – Bulgarian PM
DEBKAfile Special Report July 24, 2012, 8:44 PM (GMT+02:00)

The suicide bomber who killed six people in an attack on an Israeli bus at Burgas airport  July 18, had accomplices, was “extremely experienced” and may have entered Bulgaria from Europe’s Schengen passport-free area, said Bulgarian Prime Minister Boygok Borisov. He spoke Tuesday, July 24, at a new conference with visiting US presidential anti-terror adviser John Brennan. The European Union turned down Israel’s request to blacklist Hizballah as a terrorist organization after Israel blamed it and Iran for the attack.

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Damascus terrorized
Multinational force massed on Jordanian-Syrian border as 55 killed in Damascus bombings
DEBKAfile Exclusive Report May 10, 2012, 2:06 PM (GMT+02:00)

Beset on two fronts, Bashar Assad rushed his elite Presidential Guard to Damascus Thursday, May 10, as two massive car bombs demolished the command center of the Syrian military security service’s reconnaissance division in the al Qaza district killed 55 people and injured more than 300. Over to the southeast, debkafile reports 12,000 special operations troops from 17 nations, including the US, Saudi Arabia and Qatar, are poised on the Jordanian side of the Syrian border.

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Egyptian tanks in Sinai
US bid to defuse Egyptian-Israeli tensions derailed by Egyptian Islamists
DEBKAfile Special Report April 24, 2012, 8:11 PM (GMT+02:00)

Monday, April 24, the Obama administration stepped in to damp down the military frictions developing between Jerusalem and Cairo, fanned further this week by a dispute over the suspension of Egyptian gas to Israel. Earlier that day, Egypt’s military ruler Field Marshal Muhammad Tantawi said: “If anyone comes near Egypt’s border, we will break their leg.” Egyptian Islamists and Bedouin groups have since announced they would mark Israel’s Independence Day Thursday with a mass assault on the Sinai memorials of Israel’s fallen soldiers.

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