152 articles tagged "Terror"
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Al Qaeda killer Mohammed Merah
Mohammed Merah is dead. He was a new breed of Iron Man terrorist
DEBKAfile Special Report March 22, 2012, 1:57 PM (GMT+02:00)

The French-born al Qaeda killer, Mohammed Merah - who shocked the world by murdering three Jewish schoolchildren and their teacher in Toulouse by shots to the head, after killing three French paratroopers - was found dead after jumping out of a window still shooting Thursday, March 22. First, he injured three police officers searching his apartment, bursting out of the bathroom firing madly. To capture him alive, French police and security forces conducted the longest siege in their history against a lone terrorist.

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Ozar Hatorah school, Toulouse
France mourns teacher and three children murdered at Toulouse Jewish school
DEBKAfile Special Report March 19, 2012, 11:33 PM (GMT+02:00)

Toulouse police with reinforcements are hunting the motorcyclist who attacked the Jewish Ozar Hatorah school Monday, March 19, and murdered a teacher, Yonathan Sandler, 30, his sons Arieh, 3 and Gavriel, 6 and the principal’s daughter, Miriam Monstango, aged 8. The killer dressed in black continued shooting 9mm and 11.43mm pistols at children inside the school yard before escaping. President Nicolas Sarkozy has ordered extra security for Jewish institutions. All French schools will observe a minute’s silence Tuesday.

 

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Iranian Bangkok blast suspect
Iran’s nuclear, terror offensives meet slow US-Israeli responses
DEBKAfile Special Report February 15, 2012, 5:17 PM (GMT+02:00)

Shrugging off Western sanctions and Israeli recriminations, Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad played a starring role in a widely televised spectacle by inserting his country’s first domestically-made fuel rod into the Tehran Research Reactor Wednesday, Feb. 15. The scene came after the announced cutoff of Iranian oil exports to six European countries - Netherlands, Spain, Italy, France, Greece and Portugal. Two hours later, the Iranian oil ministry challenged the announcement, spoiling the show by showing up differences in high regime ranks.

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Explosion in Bangkok
Intelligence experts: No proven links between Bangkok blasts and Indian, Georgian attacks
DEBKAfile Exclusive Report February 14, 2012, 11:21 PM (GMT+02:00)

Notwithstanding the loud and angry Israel official contentions that the three explosions in Bangkok Tuesday Feb. 13 were part of an Iranian global terror drive, senior Israeli intelligence sources told debkafile that no connection – other than circumstantial - has been uncovered as yet between that incident and the sticky-bomb attacks on Israeli official cars in New Delhi and the Georgian capital of Tbilisi 24 hours earlier. In fact, Israeli counter-terror agencies are not absolutely sure of the source of the last two.

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Israeli embassy car in New Delhi after bomb blast
A fatal attack on Israelis abroad could spark war with Iran and Hizballah
DEBKAfile Exclusive Analysis February 13, 2012, 10:35 PM (GMT+02:00)

Straight after terrorists targeted Israeli embassies in New Delhi and Tbilisi, Monday, Feb. 13, Israel’s Chief of Staff Lt. Gen. Benny Gantz convened an urgent conference with Military Intelligence Director Maj. Gen. Aviv Kochavy, Air Force commander Ido Nehushtan and Operations Division chief Maj. Gen. Yaakov Ayash. Their discussion went beyond the immediate import of the two incidents to focus on the broader ramifications of a potential attack with Israeli fatalities and its impact on the prospects of war.

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Israel car blown up in New Delhi
Hizballah/Iranian bombing injures Israeli official's wife in New Delhi
DEBKAfile Exclusive Report February 13, 2012, 7:37 PM (GMT+02:00)

Foreign Minister Avigdor Lieberman said Monday, Feb. 12: “We know exactly who was responsible for attacking Israeli officials abroad and we shall respond.” He referred to the bombs attached to the cars of two Israeli officials. One blew up in New Delhi, injuring Talya Yehoshua-Koren, wife of Defense Ministry representative to India, and three others. The other bomb was discovered in time by the car’s owner, a local embassy employee in Tbilisi, Georgia. Israeli diplomats and foreign officials were ordered to stop using their own vehicles. 

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Heads of Lebanese Internal Security Maj.-Gen. Ashraf Rifi, Col. Wissam al-Hassan
Assad sends hit squads after top Lebanese officials
DEBKAfile Exclusive Report February 5, 2012, 6:16 PM (GMT+02:00)

Syrian President Bashar Assad has hired hit squads to kill top Lebanese government, intelligence and security officials whom he suspects of helping insurrectionists and Saudi and Qatari agents smuggle fighters and weapons into the country to fight his regime. debkafile's counter-terror sources report that one Lebanese hit squad was captured and confessed to being armed and assigned by Syrian Military Intelligence to murder the two heads of Lebanese Internal Security by rigging bomb cars in Beirut. A second plot targeted a Lebanese lawmaker.

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San Carlos de Bariloche targeted for terror
Argentina nabs Iranian-Hizballah cell, aborts attack
DEBKAfile Exclusive Report January 28, 2012, 8:50 AM (GMT+02:00)

Argentine has captured a three-man Iranian-Hizballah cell and is hunting for the rest of the network, debkafile exclusive sources reveal. It was nabbed in San Carlos de Bariloche, popular with Israeli backpackers touring the Andes. Their network is suspected of plotting attacks on the local Habad center, one of ten in the country, part of a worldwide terrorist offensive against Israeli and Jewish targets which was stopped short twice this month in Thailand and Azerbaijan. Chile, Peru, Uruguay and Mexico are also on terror alert.

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Bombing scene in Damascus
Western Intelligence: Assad's security men staged Damascus bombings
DEBKAfile Exclusive Report December 23, 2011, 10:15 PM (GMT+02:00)

By Friday night, Dec. 23, Western intelligence sources were attributing the twin suicide car attacks which claimed 53 lives and injured more than 100 outside the Syrian Security Directorate in Damascus earlier in the day to President Bashar Assad and his security chiefs. His motive? To keep the Arab League team, just arrived for an effort to start brokering peace in Syria, busy in Damascus instead of inspecting Homs where the bloody military crackdown continued during the day.

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Egypt's tanks stand idle against terrorists
No Egyptian crackdown on Sinai terrorists. Jihad keeps Israel in suspense
DEBKAfile Special Report August 31, 2011, 9:03 AM (GMT+02:00)

The Cairo media's highly colored accounts Monday, Aug. 30 of 1,500 Egyptian commandos and tanks supposedly raiding Jihad Islami and al Qaeda cells in Sinai are pure fiction, debkafile's military sources confirm. Israeli forces along the Gazan and Egyptian borders down to Eilat stand at the highest level of preparedness for a Jihad Islami group which left the Gaza Strip for Sinai on Aug. 24 to strike. The terrorists now hold the initiative thereby sapping the IDF's deterrent strength.

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Palestinian terror attack in Tel Aviv injures eight
DEBKAfile Special Report August 29, 2011, 5:31 AM (GMT+02:00)

Eight people were injured in South Tel Aviv early Monday, Aug. 29, when a Palestinian from the West Bank town of Nablus grabbed a taxi, ran over pedestrians, jumped out outside a night club and stabbed four Border Police officers, two seriously, at a checkpoint. He shouted Allah Akhbar and verses from the Koran throughout the attack .  Several hundred teen agers were milling in and out of the Hauman 17 club in South Tel Aviv for a back-to-school party. The assailant was captured after a struggle.

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Israel's frontier with Egypt - once a peace border
IDF: Egyptian frontier on peak alert, no longer a border of peace
DEBKAfile Special Report August 24, 2011, 10:17 PM (GMT+02:00)

Israeli units on the Egyptian frontier went on peak alert Wednesday night, Aug. 24, following specific intelligence that Palestinian Jihad Islami was set to launch another cross-border attack from Sinai. Earlier Wednesday, Gen. Benny Gantz, Chief of Staff announced that Israel's Defense Forces were no longer treating the Egyptian frontier as a border of peace because of new threats. The new situation was exemplified by the terrorist attacks Palestinian gunmen launched from Egyptian Sinai on Aug. 8 killing eight Israeli civilians and injuring forty.

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Israel bus attacked near Eilat
At least 7 Israelis killed, 33 injured in terrorist attacks near Eilat
DEBKAfile Special Report August 18, 2011, 4:47 PM (GMT+02:00)

Israel goes on highest terror alert after a string of terrorist attacks still ongoing near the Israeli-Egyptian border north of Eilat Thursday, Aug. 18 left seven Israeli soldiers and civilians dead and 33 injured. Five servicemen are in critical condition. Assailants from Sinai used automatic and anti-tank weapons, mortars and roadside bombs for attacks on two buses and civilian and military vehicles on Highway 12. All three gunmen who attacked the bus were located and killed in a firefight with Israeli police. More are sought.

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Norwegian mass killer arrives in court
Norwegian mass-killer boasts he acted "in a cell" with two more waiting
DEBKAfile Special Report July 25, 2011, 8:09 PM (GMT+02:00)

Anders Behring Breivik, who admitted to carrying out twin terrorist attacks in Oslo and Utoya island Friday, July 22, boasted in court Monday he had acted in a cell and "two more cells" were prepared to carry out further attacks. He was remanded for eight weeks in solitary confinement.
The police are searching for possible accomplices although he claimed at first he had acted alone. They refrained from confirming that the British MI5 had warned of his contacts with right-wing extremists in London from 2002.

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Anders Behring Breivik accused of multiple terror attack in Norway
A Norwegian nationalist vegetable-grower admits to massacre
DEBKAfile Special Report July 23, 2011, 5:19 AM (GMT+02:00)

Anders Behring Breivik, 32, a vegetable grower, described as a "Conservative nationalist" and admirer of Churchill, Kant and Plato, is in Norwegian policy custody, accused of bombing government buildings in central Oslo and killing seven people, Friday, July 22, then 90 minutes later, killing 85 teens aged 13-16. He shot some with an automatic weapon; others jumped into the water and their bodies were later recovered. 

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Three blasts 15 minutes apart ravage Mumbai
At least 21 killed in multiple terror attack in Mumbai. Indian cities raise terror alert
DEBKAfile Special Report July 13, 2011, 9:27 PM (GMT+02:00)

Three separate locations were struck by explosions during the rush hour of Wednesday, July 13, in India's financial capital of Mumbai: the crowded Dadar, hub for millions of commuters, the famed jewelry market and the Opera House business district.  The death toll climbed during the day to 21, with 140 injured admitted to hospital. Cities across India have been placed on elevated terror alert. Three years ago, terrorists besieged Mumbai killing 166 people.  No organization has claimed responsibility.

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Qaddafi's game of chess - or end game?
US and NATO prepare final assault on Qaddafi. He threatens terror
DEBKAfile Exclusive Report July 2, 2011, 10:45 PM (GMT+02:00)

Libyan Ruler Muammar Qaddafi's threat to "throw ourselves on Europe like swarms of locusts or bees" to attack "your homes, your offices, your families" may be meant to scare NATO off its coming all-out offensive to kill or oust him – or may be for real. If forced to quit, debkafile reports he could seek asylum with friendly African Sahel tribes like the al Qaeda-linked Tuareg, which also provide him with mercenaries. From there, he could orchestrate a campaign of terror.

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From Ilyas Kashmiri to David Headley
DEBKAfile Exclusive Report June 10, 2011, 2:33 AM (GMT+02:00)

Western intelligence circles believe master terrorist Ilyas Kashmiri survived a US rocket attack although his al Qaeda group the 313 Brigade eulogized him. Syed Saleem Shahzad, the Pakistani journalist who knew too much about him was abducted, tortured and killed, while his "man in India," David Headley is alive ...

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Israeli troops on tense Lebanese border
Terror attack in Tel Aviv: One dead, 17 injured - first Nakba Day victims
DEBKAfile Special Report May 14, 2011, 11:24 PM (GMT+02:00)

Aviv Morag, 29, from Caesaria was killed shortly before his marriage and 17 people were injured - two in serious condition - after being run down by an Israeli Arab, 22, from Kafr Qassem in Tel Aviv, Sunday, May 15. The killer's truck swerved left and right along 2 kilometers of busy road in South Tel Aviv. After knocking over a traffic light, the driver jumped out and shouting Allah Akhbar! used the pieces to beat passers-by who eventually overpowered him.

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Osama bin Laden's bloodstained room, bed and passports.
The Bin Laden killing's link with the Arab Revolt
DEBKAfile Exclusive Analysis May 2, 2011, 10:28 PM (GMT+02:00)

Far from dispensing with electronic devices and Internet connections as widely reported, photos of Osama bin Laden's  fortress-villa in Abbottabad, Pakistan, prove it was equipped with both and therefore vulnerable to penetration and surveillance. Puzzling questions include: Why did the US and Pakistan who must have known where he was not lay hands on him sooner?  Why was May 1, 2011 chosen for the operation? And why did US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton tie it in with the Arab uprising?

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