DEBKAfile Special Report May 2, 2011, 7:34 AM (GMT+02:00)
The announcement that al Qaeda leader Osama bin Laden had been killed in an American operation in Abbottabad (150 north of Islamabad in Pakistan) was made early Monday, May 2, by US President Barack Obama at the White House. The first lead to his whereabouts had been received in ...
DEBKAfile Exclusive Report April 21, 2011, 11:13 PM (GMT+02:00)
For the first time in Israel's 63-year old battle against terror, its external security agency Mossad Thursday night, April 21, issued a strong warning to travelling Israelis to beware of a major terrorist attack which Hizballah had already set in motion at some undisclosed location. The only information offered was that Hizballah had consigned a high-profile team for an operation to avenge the slaying of its top commander Imad Mughniyeh three years ago for which it blames Israel.
DEBKAfile Special Report March 23, 2011, 9:58 PM (GMT+02:00)
The bomb which exploded Wednesday afternoon, March 23, near the No. 74 bus stop opposite Binyanei Haooma at Jerusalem's main northern entrance was detonated by remote control. It killed a female tourist and injured 30-40 passers-by and passengers. debkafile's counter-terror sources report that the attack was professionally executed by a team of three to five with local aid from Jerusalem Palestinians. Intelligence and terror experts are certain a terrorist organization activated trained bombers and may do so again.
DEBKAfile Exclusive Report January 27, 2011, 10:11 PM (GMT+02:00)
The Kremlin's failed economic and counter-terror policies in the North Caucasian republics are breeding a fresh spate of terror against Russian cities. Moscow is especially vulnerable..
DEBKAfile Special Report January 3, 2011, 10:55 PM (GMT+02:00)
Israel has arrested two Palestinian staffers at the British consulate in East Jerusalem suspected of procuring guns for a Hamas network accused of plotting a rocket attack on the Jerusalem Teddy stadium. This is the first time foreign consular employees in Jerusalem have been apprehended on terror-related charges. London denies any connection with their consular work, but debkafile's sources report they used CD cars to deliver the guns.
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