DEBKAfile Special Report January 2, 2011, 11:45 AM (GMT+02:00)
The suicide attack on the Coptic Saints Church in Alexandria, northern Egypt, which left 21 dead and 79 injured after New Year's mass, was carried out by a local Egyptian Islamic Jihad extremist, debkafile's counter-terror sources report. In calling for national unity, President Hosni Mubarak stepped away from blaming Al Qaeda, which has been massacring Iraqi Christians. But he also glossed over homegrown terror by calling the attack "a foreign assault."
DEBKAfile Exclusive Report December 3, 2010, 12:42 AM (GMT+02:00)
With the removal of two top Iranian nuclear scientists who were engaged in a battle against the Stuxnet worm, the uranium enrichment plant at Natanz faces more idle times. Nuclear program staff are in a panic.
DEBKAfile Exclusive Report October 7, 2010, 11:05 PM (GMT+02:00)
Afghanistan commander Gen. David Petraeus, CIA chief Leon Panetta and counterterrorism adviser John Brennan designed the offensive in North Afghanistan to be accompanied by a terror scare in Europe. It misfired because the three members of this band did not play the same tune.
DEBKAfile Exclusive Report September 16, 2010, 11:19 PM (GMT+02:00)
Saudi Arabia and Gulf emirates have woken up to discover Iranian terror and spy networks planted in their countries, some penetrating their ruling hierarchies. Bahrain, a direct target as host to the US Fifth Fleet headquarters, finds pro-Iranian spy rings and terror networks hard at work.
DEBKAfile Exclusive Report September 2, 2010, 9:48 AM (GMT+02:00)
Another drive-by shooting claimed by Hamas injured Moshe and Shira Morani from Maaleh Efraim at the Rimonim junction near Ramallah Wednesday night, Sept. 1. The couple saved their lives by fleeing their vehicle. debkafile: Hamas has adopted new methods for its latest campaign to sabotage peace talks: Frequent small attacks by cells of unknown perpetrators imported from Syria and Lebanon and carefully compartmentalized.
DEBKAfile Special Report June 15, 2010, 9:48 PM (GMT+02:00)
Two heavily-armed individuals, a man and a woman, stopped at the Bayshore Gate of MacDill Air Force Base outside Tampa, Florida early Tuesday, June 15, with fake IDs, were described later as Caucasians in their mid-20s. The man is an active duty military serviceman on AWOL; the woman has no military connection.
DEBKAfile Exclusive Report May 7, 2010, 1:01 AM (GMT+02:00)
The failed attempt to blow up a car bomb in Times Square at the heart of Manhattan, New York, was the fourth time in seven months that America's intelligence and security agencies had missed thwarting a terrorist attack.
DEBKAfile Exclusive Report May 7, 2010, 1:01 AM (GMT+02:00)
Obama's Afghanistan strategy is thrown in disarray by the failed New York car bombing. As US forces prepare their offensive in Kandahar, S. Afghanistan, the Taliban strikes in New York. Both his war planners and intelligence chiefs need a fresh approach.
DEBKAfile Exclusive Report May 7, 2010, 1:00 AM (GMT+02:00)
Was Faisal Shahzad a CIA mole against Taliban or a two-timing double agent? This would explain some of the peculiarities his case has thrown up.
DEBKAfile Exclusive Report April 16, 2010, 12:20 AM (GMT+02:00)
Al Qaeda could easily have acquired devices or materials in the last decade. But since 2004, there have been no real clues whether Osama Bin Laden acquired nuclear, biological or chemical weapons or intended using them in terrorist attacks.
DEBKAfile Exclusive Report April 2, 2010, 1:01 AM (GMT+02:00)
Al Qaeda, long entrenched in the Caucasian, is boosting local Islamic extremist groups and separatist movements with fighters from
DEBKAfile Special Report March 29, 2010, 10:58 AM (GMT+02:00)
Two female suicide bombers hit the two central
DEBKAfile Exclusive Report February 26, 2010, 2:05 AM (GMT+02:00)
Iran pulled off a major coup in capturing the Sunni Jund Allah leader Abdul Malek Rigi. The darkest secret of the affair was Pakistan's connivance with Tehran for a step that knocked the legs out from under a vital US endeavor.
DEBKAfile Exclusive Report January 22, 2010, 1:42 PM (GMT+02:00)
Jordan's Abdullah II has mobilized his security services and ordered an urgent crackdown against a rising terror threat after two serious breaches caught them napping: The Jordanian triple agent Khalil Al-Balawi, who blew himself up at the CIA Forward Base Chapman in Afghanistan on Jan. 14, killing seven US agents and a Jordanian intelligence officer, and the roadside blasts which just missed Israeli diplomatic vehicles on a Jordanian road last Friday, Jan. 15
DEBKAfile Special Report January 9, 2010, 6:06 PM (GMT+02:00)
Two men were arrested Friday, Jan. 8, suspected of being accomplices of Naijubullah Zazi, who was charged with a plot to bomb
DEBKAfile Special Report January 6, 2010, 12:27 AM (GMT+02:00)
DEBKAfile Exclusive Analysis January 4, 2010, 3:51 PM (GMT+02:00)
US official spokesmen have stepped up their rhetoric against al Qaeda in Yemen but do not have the manpower resources to open another anti-terror warfront in addition to Afghanistan, Pakistan, Iraq and to a lesser degree Somalia, debkafile's Washington sources report.
DEBKAfile Special Report December 29, 2009, 3:50 PM (GMT+02:00)
US president Barack Obama, in his second speech in 24 hours, said: "Data was not shared and a systemic failure occurred. I consider that totally unacceptable."
DEBKAfile Special Report December 27, 2009, 1:38 PM (GMT+02:00)
If Reid goes down in terror history as "the shoe bomber", Abdulmuttallab may be remembered as the Rich Jihadi, the son of a wealthy Nigerian banker and ex-minister, the second millionaire-terrorist to follow in the footsteps of the first, Osama bin Laden.
Abdulmuttallab admitted to links with al Qaeda and receiving the explosives in
This contradicts earlier US attempts to play down the incident by claiming he was a loner.
DEBKAfile Exclusive Report October 17, 2009, 4:14 PM (GMT+02:00)
A deceptive impression has been gained from the rash of FBI (preventive) arrests in recent weeks that a home-grown network of Islamist terrorists is raising its head to strike in the US, like the one which has taken shape in Britain.
However, in America, the cases were all in different ...