152 articles tagged "Terror"
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Four Interlinked Terrorist Events in One Afternoon
DEBKAfile Exclusive Report March 9, 2005, 1:17 AM (GMT+02:00)
On a single afternoon, Tuesday, March 8, four key events took place - all them highly relevant to the landmark speech on global terror President George Bush was then delivering to the National Defense University in Washington. He was saying..."the Lebanese people are demanding a free and independent nation. In ...
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Saudi, Egyptian Leaders Pull the Democracy Rug from Under Washington
DEBKAfile Exclusive Report January 9, 2005, 7:44 PM (GMT+02:00)
Moderate Arab leaders aimed a damaging broadside at key US-sponsored election ventures, the more painful for its timing in the month when ballots were scheduled both in the Palestinian Authority and Iraq. It was fired inconspicuously by 21 Arab interior ministers gathered in Tunis last week and acted as a ...
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New Palestinian Terrorist Coalition Pinions Abbas
DEBKAfile Exclusive Report January 5, 2005, 3:30 PM (GMT+02:00)
The Qassam missiles and mortar shells raining down on Israeli civilian and military targets on both sides of the Gaza border in the last two weeks are beginning to look like the opening shots of a major Palestinian offensive across a broad front. It is clearly timed to peak as ...
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More Terror Expected from Iran-Backed Hizballah Bid for Control of Gaza Strip
DEBKAfile Exclusive Report August 31, 2004, 7:15 PM (GMT+02:00)
Hamas-Hebron claimed responsibility for the double suicide attack Tuesday, August 31, on two crowded Beersheba buses, which left 15 Israelis dead and up to 100 injured. The twin blasts hit passengers, passing vehicles and pedestrians on the busy main street of this southern Israeli town, the first such attack inside ...
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Palestinians Step up and Upgrade Missile Threat
DEBKAfile Exclusive Report July 31, 2004, 3:05 PM (GMT+02:00)
Russian-made S-5 unguided aircraft rockets were part of the Egyptian haul earlier this month of a large shipment of missiles, stopped before they were smuggled to the Palestinians through the Rafah tunnels. The S-5 would be an important boost to the Palestinian arsenal; some may still defeat attempts to stop ...
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In the Middle East, Its Good Fences for Bad Neighbors
DEBKAfile Exclusive Report May 18, 2004, 10:49 PM (GMT+02:00)
Manmade barriers are springing up around the Middle East at points where manmade conflicts are most intractable. Be they security fences, earthworks, moated ramparts, steel walls, razor wire - or combinations thereof, their purpose is to apply division and separation to breaking up difficulties into manageable elements. Will this device ...
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Hamas Plots Knockout Blow with 800 Suicide Bombers
DEBKAfile Exclusive Report March 27, 2004, 11:31 PM (GMT+02:00)
No sooner had the tens of thousands of mourners dispersed after the ceremonies and demonstrations of strength marking the death of Sheikh Ahmed Yassin last Tuesday, March 22, in an Israeli missile attack, when a thousand Hamas top and middle-ranking activists dived underground. This is reported by debkafile's ...
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Arafat's Brigades Strike Again in Jerusalem
DEBKAfile Exclusive Report February 22, 2004, 1:57 PM (GMT+02:00)
Sunday's suicide bombing by Arafat's al Aqsa Brigades of Jerusalem bus No. 14, in which at least 7 Israelis died and 62 were hurt, was not unexpected. It occurred just three weeks after a similar blast aboard a No. 19 bus outside the prime minister's residence in the capital killed ...
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Enraged Arafat Orders All-out Terror
DEBKAfile Exclusive Report February 11, 2004, 10:54 PM (GMT+02:00)
Yasser Arafat's enraged call for an all-round escalation of Palestinian violence distinguished the Palestinian response to the latest Israeli counter-terror operation in the Gaza Strip from former episodes, according to debkafile's Palestinian experts. He gave an unusually direct order to each and every Palestinian group, faction and organization ...
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Talabani Accuses Turkish Intelligence of Massacre
DEBKAfile Exclusive Report February 2, 2004, 12:21 AM (GMT+02:00)
Updated February 4:
Kurdish parties in northern Iraq later denied news reports claiming that Turkey was responsible for the double suicide attacks. In a joint statement, the KDP and the PUK, whose offices were attacked, conveyed sincere appreciation for the offer to treat the injured in Turkey. Turkish prime minister Recep ...
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Too Soon to Dismiss Terror as Cause of Egyptian Air Disaster
DEBKAfile Exclusive Report January 3, 2004, 8:20 PM (GMT+02:00)
Hours after an privately chartered Egyptian airplane crashed in the Red Sea at 04.44 local time on Saturday, January 3, just after takeoff from Sharm el-Sheikh, French Justice Minister Dominique Perben asked prosecutors to open a preliminary inquiry for manslaughter. The justice ministry in Paris said tactfully that the manslaughter ...
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Abu Ala Tells Arafat: Enough Is Enough
DEBKAfile Exclusive Report December 29, 2003, 5:35 PM (GMT+02:00)
Last weekend, Ahmed Qureia aka Abu Ala became the second Palestinian prime minister to warn Yasser Arafat he was about to resign. He determined to throw in the sponge after discovering that the Palestinian Authority's coffers were bare. There was nothing left to meet the January 1 payroll for 80,000 ...
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Extra-Powerful Bombs for New Hamas Offensive
DEBKAfile Exclusive Report December 9, 2003, 4:45 PM (GMT+02:00)
The next Hamas suicide bomber can kill without strapping a bomb belt to his body. debkafile's counter-terror sources reveal the new type of explosive going into use after the collapse of the Cairo ceasefire talks as being much smaller and lighter while packing a much larger bang. It ...
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Arafat Leaves Qureia in Limbo, Picks Kaddoumi as Successor
DEBKAfile Exclusive Report November 5, 2003, 2:54 PM (GMT+02:00)
Despite his staunch loyalty to Yasser Arafat, Ahmed Qureia looks like suffering the same fate as his predecessor, Mahmoud Abbas - being ground to dust by his boss, according to debkafile's Palestinian sources. To generate a semblance of order, Arafat placed Qureia at the head of a "caretaker ...
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Rumsfeld Suggests Fighting Madrassas with "Ideas"
DEBKAfile Exclusive Report October 26, 2003, 4:43 PM (GMT+02:00)
The guerrilla rockets that pierced the fortifications surrounding Baghdad's landmark al Rashid hotel early Sunday, October 26, missed their presumed target, US deputy defense secretary Paul Wolfowitz. Nonetheless, the attack makes the thought-provoking memo penned by his boss Donald Rumsfeld ten days earlier look like a self-fulfilling prophecy. The rockets ...
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Arafat Plots Mega-Terror, Pushes PM-designate Qureia out of His Way
DEBKAfile Exclusive Report September 13, 2003, 11:37 PM (GMT+02:00)
Yasser Arafat has been basking in the attention showered on him from far and wide following the Israeli cabinet's declaration Thursday, September 11, that he should be removed. Since then, he stands at the window of his battered Ramallah office, beaming and waving the victory sign. Saturday, September 13, he ...
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Ocalan Re-Ignites Turkish Kurdish Revolt
DEBKAfile Exclusive Report September 2, 2003, 1:51 PM (GMT+02:00)
Tuesday, September 1, Kurdish rebel leader Abdullah Ocalan, head of the Kurdish Workers Party - PKK - announced his movement, meanwhile renamed itself KADEK, was reviving the Kurdish revolt. Ocalan has been held in total isolation on the Imrali island prison in the Sea of Marmara since 2002, when the ...
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US Warns Assad: Hands off Iraq, Stop Fomenting Anti-Israel Terror
DEBKAfile Exclusive Report August 17, 2003, 1:22 PM (GMT+02:00)
mg class="picture" src="/dynmedia/pictures/WOLFUS.jpg" align="right" border="0">The Israeli-Palestinian deal concluded by defense minister Shaul Mofaz and internal defense minister Mohammed Dahlan Friday, August 15 was the outcome of a pressing American intervention to curb the wave of Palestinian terror Yasser Arafat and Syrian President Bashar Assad kicked off last week. US president ...
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Israeli Islamists Join Terror League, Hide British Terrorist
DEBKAfile Exclusive Report May 13, 2003, 7:02 PM (GMT+02:00)
For some years now the Israeli Islamic Movement has been known to serve the Palestinian Hamas terrorist group as financial conduit and money launderer. Its fund-raising efforts for the families of Palestinian suicide killers have not gone unnoticed either. Some members have even been caught aiding and abetting these killers, ...
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Grave Security Lapses Led up to Mike's Place Attack
DEBKAfile Exclusive Report May 5, 2003, 12:48 AM (GMT+02:00)
The suicide terror attack at the Blues cafe Mike's Place near the US Embassy in Tel Aviv last Wednesday, April 30, was made possible by grave security lapses - British and Israeli. British security and intelligence services have paid in the past - and will continue to pay long and ...
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