DEBKAfile Exclusive Report August 17, 2017
On of the terrorists who crashed a van into crowds on Barcelona’s Las Ramblas Blvd Thursday, Aug, 17 killing at least 13 people and injuring 56, 17, was captured holding diners hostage in a nearby restaurant. The hostages were led out with raised hands. Ten of the injured are in serious condition
DEBKAfile Exclusive Report August 3, 2017
They accuse Awamiyah of waging Iran-inspired terrorism against Saudi forces.
DEBKAfile Exclusive Report June 22, 2017
Even the possible death of its “caliph” Baghdadi will not stop ISIS global terror.
DEBKAfile Special Report May 24, 2017
British security services were in a race against time Wednesday, May 24, to prevent more terrorist attacks in the country, in the wake of Monday’s suicide bombing in Manchester which left 22 people dead and 64 injured – some 20 still in critical condition. Intelligence services now believe that the suicide bomber, Salman Abedi, 22, manufactured several explosive devices and passed them on to other members of the network to use or for further distribution for more attacks.
DEBKAfile Exclusive Report April 6, 2017
Although 2,000km apart, the two terrorists shared common features never formerly noted.
DEBKAfile Exclusive Analysis March 27, 2017
British Home Secretary Amber Rudd attacked WhatsApp for refusing intelligence services and police access to its encrypted messaging service, used by Khalid Masood three minutes before his terrorist rampage. But Western intelligence do know how to hack such encrypted messages, debkafile reports.
DEBKAfile Special Report March 22, 2017
For Islamic terrorist groups, blowing up a passenger plane and causing hundreds of deaths is their peak achievement. But the ban on electronic devices larger than a cell phone in flight cabins won’t prevent an explosive laptop in checked luggage
DEBKAfile Exclusive Report January 26, 2017
The Palestinian terrorist group is threatened by a newer and bigger Islamist fish.
DEBKAfile Exclusive Analysis December 26, 2016
After the Russian Tu-154 air crashed into the Black Sea two minutes after its takeoff for Syria Sunday Dec. 25, there was no immediate announcement that the disaster which caused 92 deaths was caused by terrorism. It was only suggested later.
DEBKAfile Exclusive Report August 4, 2016
A woman in her 60s was knifed to death Wednesday night, July 3, in a rampage in London’s Russell Square by a 19-year old man, who injured another six people before police brought him down with a Taser gun.
DEBKAfile Exclusive Report July 31, 2016
The death toll from Islamist terror in Europe is rising at a frightening rate to 443 in the past three years – from 4 in 2014 - two of them Israelis, shooting up to 267 in 2015 and 172 in the first seven months of 2016 – equal to an average of 24.5 per month. More than 3,000 people were moreover injured in the last three years.
DEBKAfile Special Report March 24, 2016
The Belgian government some weeks ago hired an Israeli security firm to inspect security arrangements at the Zaventem airport of Brussels. The experts, who were asked for advice on improvements, submitted initial recommendations for urgent upgrades. However those improvements had not been installed by Tuesday, March 22, when Islamist terrorists hit the airport.
DEBKAfile Special Report March 22, 2016
Brussels was hit by two major terrorist attacks Tuesday, March 22, which left at least 34 dead and 200 injured. Fourteen people were confirmed dead, 35 injured in two explosions before 8 a.m. Tuesday, March 22, inside the departure hall of Brussels airport, caused by a suicide bomber and originating at the American Airlines desk. Israelis among the casualties. Belgian media report that shots and shouts in Arabic were heard at the time of the blasts.
DEBKAfile Exclusive Report January 21, 2016
The Islamic State’s illicit oil trade remains profitable like their other nefarious businesses. But their cash began to dry up after overspending on three months of costly foreign terrorist operations and heavy investments in developing hi-tech weapons and WMD.
DEBKAfile Exclusive Analysis January 8, 2016
Initial interrogation of the five detained accomplices of Natash Melhem, the triple Tel Aviv murderer who died in a gunfight Friday, Jan 8, revealed that they were part of an Islamic State cell. The special police force which ran him to earth told him to surrender and shot him dead when he opened fire. Disabling rather than killing shots might have left a living source of information on what was clearly a meticulously planned terror attack by a gunman with a support team. So why did the Yamam marksmen choose to kill him instead of injuring him and taking him alive?
DEBKAfile Special Report January 5, 2016
The failure of a massive police-security forces manhunt to catch Nashat Melhem, five days after he murdered three people in Tel Aviv on Jan. 1 inspired a 20-year old Palestinian from the Jerusalem village of Issawiya to become the “second Melhem” – this time in Herzliya. He was quickly captured - but only after the Tel Aviv searchers were forced to detach a large team to hunt for the copycat terrorist in this upscale town before he struck. Police chief Rinnie Alsheikh broke his silence to report that the search had spread to outside Greater Tel Aviv.
DEBKAfile Exclusive Analysis November 14, 2015
The geography of the six Paris locations targeted by terrorists Friday night points to precise advance planning in support of a primary target, namely, French President Francois Hollande, while at the same time sowing bloody havoc in the French capital, frightening tourists away and shaking the French governing system to the core. The outrage which took an estimated toll of 127 to 153 lives took place without warning from any French intelligence agency. Saturday, the French president accused ISIS of an act of war against his country.
DEBKAfile Special Report November 14, 2015
French police are preparing to place areas of Paris under curfew Friday night as the city comes under multiple terrorist attack with at least 158 dead, including 118 hostages executed. French President Francois Hollande said that in view of the unprecedented assault, he has ordered French borders closed and the army mobilized. Three locations were initially targeted but there may be twice as many.
DEBKAfile Exclusive Report November 5, 2015
A Russian-made Buk missile could have reached a high-flying airliner and could have been made available to ISIS-Sinai from its partner Ansar Al-Sharia, its fraternal ally in Libya.