239 articles tagged "Terrorism"
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Changing of Pakistani chiefs of staff
Pakistan’s new army chief: Nuclear ties with Saudis, US exit from Afghanistan, Riyadh’s anti-Iran drive
DEBKAfile Exclusive Analysis December 1, 2013

If Pakistan’s new army chief, Gen. Raheel Sharif, goes through with the transfer of nuclear arms and missiles to Saudi Arabia, he ranges Islamabad on the side of Sunni versus Shiite by lending a Sunni power a nuclear capability versus a nuclear-armed Shiite Iran, whose “nuclear rights” have just been recognized by six world powers. Gen. Sharif must also adapt Pakistan’s armed forces to the US military exit from Afghanistan next year and decide whether to allow Saudi covert operations against Iran to continue from Pakistani soil.

Al Qaeda jihadis in Syria
First Sinai-based Al Qaeda cell to infiltrate the West Bank eliminated in Hebron hills
DEBKAfile Special Report November 28, 2013

The three terrorists killed by Israeli forces in the south Hebron village Yata Tuesday, Nov. 26, belonged to the first al Qaeda cell to infiltrate the West Bank from Sinai, most likely through Jordan, debkafile reports. They came to establish a major new network for attacking Israel and the Palestinian Authority - hence the combined army, Shin Bet and special anti-terror force’s expeditious action to terminate the cell. It is feared they were the harbinger of more infiltrations by al Qaide forces embedded around Israel’s borders in Sinai, Gaza, Syria and Lebanon.

Iranian embassy bombed in Beirut
Incredible! Beirut bombings killing 25 people were self-inflicted by Iran and Hizballah as a diversionary tactic
DEBKAfile Exclusive Report November 19, 2013

A Saudi warning reached Western intelligence agencies, including Israel, on Nov. 14, that Iran and Hizballah were plotting a major terrorist operation in Beirut as a diversionary stunt, debkafile reports exclusively. The tip-off came three days before twin suicide bombings struck the Iranian embassy and the Hizballah stronghold in Beirut Tuesday, Nov. 19, killing 25 people and injuring nearly 150. It was devised, said Saudi intelligence, to convince Hizballah fighters consigned against their will to the Syrian battlefield that they were fighting to defend their own home bases.

Why Did the US Capture Abu Anas al-Libi?
DEBKAfile Exclusive Report October 17, 2013

Libya has a long list of pro-active al Qaeda operatives and allies who are much more dangerous worth snatching and removing from the country than Al-Libi.

Al Qaeda Reinvented Strikes Nairobi with New Modus Operandi and Elite Force
DEBKAfile Exclusive Report September 27, 2013

Al Qaeda showed a new face in Nairobi, multinational, cohesive, highly-trained in commando tactics for operation with machine-like precision.

It Took Two Years or More to Set up Al Qaeda’s Westgate Mall Raid
DEBKAfile Exclusive Report September 27, 2013

Al Qaeda prepared the Nairobi strike on four continents with networks for surveillance and smuggled ammo on site for a protracted siege.

The Al Qaeda Attack on Nairobi: A US, Israeli Intelligence Failure
DEBKAfile Exclusive Report September 27, 2013

The Mossad and the CIA were both caught napping by Al Qaeda’s Nairobi raid with great loss of credibility for missing the signs.

Victims of terror attack on Nairobi mall
Kenyan President: 39 killed, 150 injured in attack on Nairobi mall, by Al Shabaab. Mossad aids probe
DEBKAfile Special Report September 21, 2013

Kenya President Uhuru Kenyatta said 39 people were killed and 150 injured in the terrorist attack on a Nairobi shopping mall Saturday, Sept. 21. In an address to the nation, he said the operation to “neutralize” the attackers continues and the entire country has gone on terror alert. The fate of a number of Israelis, some of whom owned businesses in the mall, is still being checked, although three were reportedly rescued. A Kenyan minister reported that Israeli Mossad agents were co-opted to the investigation. Americans were among the injured.

US Global Terror Alert: Western and Arab Counterterrorism Agencies Unimpressed
DEBKAfile Exclusive Report August 9, 2013

None of the 22 countries where US embassies were shut down placed their counterterrorist services on terror alert, after failing to find evidence of a terrorist campaign in the offing.

Egyptian Gen. Abdel Fattah El-Sisis addresses the nation
Defying US warnings of civil war, Egyptian military to crack down on armed protest and mounting terrorism
DEBKAfile Special Report July 25, 2013

Braving Washington’s warning of civil strife, Egyptian Defense Minister Gen. Abdel Fattah El-Sisi is not backing away from his resolve to quickly crack down, even by military force, on armed protesters using live bullets on city streets and generating chaos, on Salafist terror in Sinai coupled with a Muslim Brotherhood uprising, and on its Palestinian Hamas collaborators in the Gaza Strip. debkafile: The general’s call for mass rallies Friday in support of the military and against the Muslim Brotherhood carries a high risk of tipping Egypt into civil war.


Boston Bombers Had Links to al Qaeda Terrorist Cells
DEBKAfile Video April 24, 2013

Tamerlan Tsarnaev established links with al Qaeda’s Caucasian networks for terrorist attacks in America, starting with the Boston bombings. In 2011, Russian intelligence notified the FBI that he was on their watch list and it remains the most promising source of further intelligence


TTamerlan Tsarnaev killed. His brother Dzhokhar captured
The Tsarnaev brothers were double agents who decoyed US into terror trap
DEBKAfile Exclusive Analysis April 20, 2013

Tamerlan and Dzhokhar Tsarnaev won the dubious distinction of being the first terrorist operatives to import al Qaeda terror to the United States through a route outside the Middle East – the Caucasus. debkafile: The pair were double agents, hired by US and Saudi intelligence to penetrate the Wahhabi jihadist networks which spread across the Russian Caucasian, with the help of certain Saudi financial institutions. Instead, the two former Chechens betrayed their mission and went over secretly to the radical Islamist networks.

Al Qaeda’s Deadly Pressure Cookers Hit Boston
DEBKAfile Exclusive Report April 18, 2013

Saudi Foreign Minister Saud al-Faisal sat down with President Obama two days after the Boston bombings to discuss how to take the heat off the Saudi connection and possible deport the bombers.

Police and agents search Saudi suspects apartment in Revere outside Boston.
Saudi terror cell, possibly al Qaeda, behind Boston Marathon bombings. Manhunt for escaped suspect
DEBKAfile Exclusive Analysis April 16, 2013

FBI Special Agent Richard Deslauriers told reporters Tuesday, April 16, that the probe had no leads 18 hours after two explosions blew up at the annual Boston Marathon’s finishing line, killing three people and injuring 176 – 17 critically. debkafile discloses that suspicion has fallen on a terror cell of three Saudi nationals, very possibly tied to Al Qaeda in Arabia, who shared an apartment outside Boston. Two are in police hands – one of them with badly burned hands in hospital – a third is on the run.

Bombing chaos in Boston
FBI probes Boston bombings as “terror.” Three killed, 140 injured. White House, New York on terror alert
DEBKAfile Special Report April 16, 2013

The FBI is investigating the two explosions at the elite Boston Marathon Monday, April 15, as a “potential” act of terror. The casualty toll rose to three dead and 140 runners and spectators injured – 11 of them in critical condition after many lost limbs. President Obama, said: “We don’t know what happened, but we will find out and the perpetrators will feel the full weight of justice.”  Heightened terrorism alert remains in Boston, Washington and New York. Boston-New York air links were suspended.

Bashar Assad
Jabhat al-Nusra Fighters Return Home to Western Cities as Ticking Bombs
DEBKAfile Exclusive Report April 12, 2013

Islamist fighters enlisted from many countries to fight with the Syrian rebels are beginning to return home. With their combat experience and training, they may serve al Qaeda as ticking bombs in Western cities.

Abdullah Berende, leader of Iranian terror cell in Nigeria
Iranian, Hizballah terror cells rolled up in time in Nigeria and Cyprus
DEBKAfile Special Report February 21, 2013

Nigeria reported Wednesday, Feb. 20 that it had busted a terrorist group “backed by Iranian handlers” for gathering intelligence on locations frequented by Americans and Israelis and assassinations. Its leader had received $30,000 from Tehran to expand the group from the Muslim north of the country to the Christian South. In Cyprus, Hossam Taleb Yaacoub, 24, admitted at his trial that he was a Hizballah member, who spied on locations frequented by Israelis in Limassol and acted as Hizballah “courier” in EU countries.

The besieged Algerian gas field
The Benghazi consulate and Algerian gas field attacks - interlinked
DEBKAfile DEBKA Weekly February 19, 2013

A common X factor is uncovered by DEBKA-Net-Weekly, in its latest issue out next Friday. It connects last September’s terrorist attack and murder of US Ambassador Chris Stevens and three staffers at the US consulate in Benghazi with the terrorist siege at the Algerian In Amenas gas field. There, at least 38 Western civilians died and an unknown number are still missing.

To discover the perpetrators - and their paymaster – don’t miss that issue.
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Saudi King Abdullah
Royal Family Fears Obama Siding with Potential Saudi Insurgency
DEBKAfile Exclusive Report January 25, 2013

The traditional special relationship is fading under Saudi mistrust of Obama’s intentions toward a potential insurgency against the throne, especially in the Shiite oil regions. Elements of good cooperation survive.

Obama unveils new lineup
How US foes interpret Obama’s Hagel, Brennan nominations
DEBKAfile DEBKA Weekly January 8, 2013

Barack Obama’s choice of Chuck Hagel and John Brennan – both champions of his pro-Muslim policy - as Defense Secretary and CIA Director respectively, raises a signpost to his next steps in the Middle East and the war on terror. While Israel is clearly concerned, the coming DEBKA-Net-Weekly out next Friday offers exclusive eye-openers on how those signs are read by Russia’s Vladimir Putin, Ayatollah Ali Khamenei, Saudi King Abdullah, Syria’s Bashar Assad, and Ayman Zawahiri, al Qaeda’s leader.
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