First Israeli-Saudi air force collaboration for demolishing Iran’s Abu Kamal complex

The latest round of attacks on Iran’s military complex in Syria’s Abu Kamal region are a joint operation by the Israeli and Saudi air forces, DEBKAfile and Gulf military sources reported on Friday, Sept. 20. Their targets are the al Qods Brigades bases, command centers, missile and ammo stores which Iran has set up close to the Syrian-Iraqi border, as well as Iraqi Shiite militia and Lebanese Hizballah forces. An estimated 100 Iranian and militia combatants were reported killed in the joint operation and several hundred injured.
Western military sources report that the “unidentified” UAVs sighted lately flying over Iranian concentrations in Syria belong to Saudi Arabia.  One was shot down on Thursday. Those sources add that the US is providing air cover, as well as running intelligence, but not otherwise intervening in the first Saudi-Israel military collaboration ever to be revealed. It was part of President Donald Trump’s rationale when he decided to hold off from direct US military action in retaliation for Iran’s crippling missile-cum-drone assault on the Saudi oil procession plant at Abqaiq and the Kurais oilfield last Saturday. Trump appears to be waiting to see how the still ongoing Israeli-Saudi offensive against Iran turns out.

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96 thoughts on “First Israeli-Saudi air force collaboration for demolishing Iran’s Abu Kamal complex

  • Sep 20, 2019 @ 13:14 at 13:14
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    Saudi is sending unmanned drones, while Israel risks its soldiers’ lives. So it looks like the Saudis are willing to fight until the last Israeli is left standing.

    • Sep 20, 2019 @ 14:44 at 14:44
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      The article does not say what you are implying. That any Arabs would openly collaborate with Israel against Iran is a major achievement in advancing Middle East relations for Israel. President Trump also appears wise to not be openly involved in this effort. Of course, the US is likely very involved behind the scenes. Peace.

      • Sep 21, 2019 @ 17:45 at 17:45
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        Complex operations like this also require tacit “approval” by the Russians. So yeah, this was a big deal and a message is being sent to Iran. Suggests if the Iranians don’t back off the reactors are next.

        • Sep 23, 2019 @ 15:51 at 15:51
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          Whats nuts is how the Russians burn both ends of the candle.

        • Sep 29, 2019 @ 0:42 at 0:42
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          Iran has said what they will do if you hit their reactor: They will hit yours.

          Still want to hit their reactor?

      • Sep 22, 2019 @ 13:01 at 13:01
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        Trump wise lolololol….Trump is a POWERLESS PUPPET just like every president before him.

    • Sep 20, 2019 @ 14:56 at 14:56
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      You just made that up.

      There may indeed have been operational necessities (i.e. language , training and equipment barriers to “live” joint ops) for non-mingling of combat aircraft, but that’s light years from what you imagine happened.

      For starters, the only dead were on the ground.

      Much todo about nothing, Johnny.

      • Sep 20, 2019 @ 22:35 at 22:35
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        Goatboy… Baaaaaa…Baaddd…Black Sheep Just Die Sometime As Sacrificed by Iranian Shiia Blathers From Lamech’s Curse For Killing Cain. Bad Misjudgment & Laban’s Allowing His Sheep To Drink Dirty Water Making Sheep Wool Black & Grey Unlike Jacob’s Wisdom Of Producing G-d Of Light Wool! Shiia Badddd Lazy Rulers!

        • Sep 21, 2019 @ 3:49 at 3:49
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          Buyasta
          Lamech did not kill Cain, Read your Bible.

          • Sep 21, 2019 @ 4:55 at 4:55
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            Excellent response. For Saudi Arabia to collaborate with Israel is a huge achievement for stability. Now 100+ dead Iranians, you will likely see another attack against Saudi Arabia or its allies in the region. Iran can’t take this lying down, their ego is too big for that.

        • Sep 21, 2019 @ 18:51 at 18:51
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          Presidents should act presidential. Despite what the American media says this is the first one we’ve had that’s done that in a long time.

          • Sep 21, 2019 @ 20:30 at 20:30
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            trump presidential? Put away the hookah comrade. How’s life in the gulag?

    • Sep 20, 2019 @ 16:25 at 16:25
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      And someone better take a look at Saudis anti air missiles before remain oil exports of them blowing up

      • Sep 21, 2019 @ 13:42 at 13:42
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        bomb the iran oil installations

      • Sep 21, 2019 @ 22:02 at 22:02
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        It’s about time Iran’s neighbors in the Middle East showed Iran there is a consequence for their actions

    • Sep 20, 2019 @ 21:05 at 21:05
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      10 Commandant Brilliant Responses 1. Global Acceptance With Approval. 2. Iran Sanctions Remain Grow More. 3. Destroys IRGC Despots Supply Lines & Depots. 4. Exposes Wasteful Persian People Oil Money. 5. Proves Syria, Iraq, Lebanon & Yemen, Gaza On Wrong Side. 7. Isolates Turkey, Iran, Russia Collusion. 8. Tehran Shiia Terror Expansion. 9. Build Arabian-Israeli Bridges Pathways Alliance As Sunnis & Jewish Risk Live Together. 10. USA Stays Out But Learns More Locked, Loaded & On Guard!

      • Sep 20, 2019 @ 21:27 at 21:27
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        Arabian-Israeli Alliance 6th Commandment… Trump Policies Prevail & Excel Not Khameneis Remains Meek, Weak & Smacks of Pique? Apam-natat’s Arabian Gulf

      • Sep 21, 2019 @ 4:55 at 4:55
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        Excellent response. For Saudi Arabia to collaborate with Israel is a huge achievement for stability. Now 100+ dead Iranians, you will likely see another attack against Saudi Arabia or its allies in the region. Iran can’t take this lying down, their ego is too big for that.

        • Sep 21, 2019 @ 5:11 at 5:11
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          This news article reminds me that 200 Russians which was killed in syria in single attack. When Hizballah for 4-5 casualty attack israel in response how come iran didn’t do anything?

      • Sep 21, 2019 @ 20:31 at 20:31
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        trump presidential? Put away the hookah comrade. How’s life in the gulag?

        • Sep 25, 2019 @ 15:19 at 15:19
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          thankful for the small mercies. At least he does not bow to foreign dignitaries, and seems to know how to keep his zipper up, at least in office. Does not threaten to build more jails for the pot smoking hippies, jazz musicians, and war protesters. Seems to regard war as the “last” foreign policy option, rather than the first, as so many of his advisers and predecessors.

    • Sep 21, 2019 @ 0:30 at 0:30
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      your name is pig ahmed and never”johnny”

    • Sep 21, 2019 @ 6:18 at 6:18
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      Where does it say in the article that Saudis aren’t flying their fighter jets alongside the Israeli Jets?

    • Sep 21, 2019 @ 21:23 at 21:23
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      Why is this not reported ANYWHERE but here??

      • Sep 22, 2019 @ 0:20 at 0:20
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        Debra has a few links tied to the various military and intel groups in Israel. They are often a week or two ahead of traditional media and they are Right!

    • Sep 23, 2019 @ 23:30 at 23:30
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      I can’t find this information any where on the web…. why doesn’t any major news corp. pick this up?

  • Sep 20, 2019 @ 13:21 at 13:21
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    Victory Israel…… Let the ayatollas test live fire

    • Sep 20, 2019 @ 21:11 at 21:11
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      Robert… Yep, Daeva Is Teaching Iran Shiia Terror Regime Not To Mess With Abraham’s Jewish & Arabian Heads Of Mideast States As Iran’s Tails Don’t Wag Any Power At All Just Nearer To Mideast Fowl Smells Of Failures?

    • Sep 20, 2019 @ 21:47 at 21:47
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      Let the aytooolas EAT LEAD.

  • Sep 20, 2019 @ 13:40 at 13:40
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    Let Iran and Saudi fight for another 1400 years. The Americans should stay out or, at most, help to keep them fighting according to their (American and/or Israeli) military objectives and best interests.

    • Sep 20, 2019 @ 21:39 at 21:39
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      Abraham’s Two Sons of Issac’s Jewish Roots Bringing Together Ishmael’s Arabian Sunnis Islamic Fruits Proving Jehovah-Allah That Iran’s Shiia Are Wrong From 632 AD-CE!

  • Sep 20, 2019 @ 14:09 at 14:09
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    Can’t believe it.If true can the IAF used Saudi airspace for a direct strike in Iran?

    • Sep 20, 2019 @ 21:49 at 21:49
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      StrikeForceOne… “Oh It BE, So Believe”, & No Armies Needed Either? Persian Air Force Grounded Un-Prepared & In Repairs!

      • Sep 21, 2019 @ 2:46 at 2:46
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        Oh, but I saw Iran’s stupendous 5th generation home-grown fighter jet! How the world quakes in fear at the mighty IRGC Air Force!
        (NOT!)

    • Sep 20, 2019 @ 22:59 at 22:59
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      now yes i presume.

  • Sep 20, 2019 @ 14:11 at 14:11
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    This testing of a micro attack was successful.
    It is now OK to start the real attacks.

    • Sep 20, 2019 @ 18:50 at 18:50
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      Yes, I’m certain the ayatollahs were waiting for your advice and go-ahead.

    • Sep 20, 2019 @ 21:50 at 21:50
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      Yasmine… Iran IRGC Defenses Did Not Work Nor Stop The Attacks Deaths & Destruction Either! Iran Shiia Regime Look Even Weaker?

  • Sep 20, 2019 @ 14:12 at 14:12
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    Well, that shows everything’s possible, indeed. Next time someone cries a bull is flying I’ll certainly look at the sky.

  • Sep 20, 2019 @ 14:54 at 14:54
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    Good job….. great israeli/saudi collaboration against those terrorists …. time to start cleansing earth from iranian trash

    • Sep 20, 2019 @ 16:48 at 16:48
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      great israeli/saudi collaboration? But Jews are still not allowed in Saudi Arabia!

      • Sep 20, 2019 @ 17:42 at 17:42
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        Perhaps not Israelis yet but I know several American Jews that have been honored guests there (visiting professors). Times are changing.

      • Sep 20, 2019 @ 21:19 at 21:19
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        Ron… Everything Changes As Proven, Jewish People, Tourists & Scholars Are Welcomed To Egypt, Jordan, & Businesses Investments to Turkey, Lebanon, & Russia! Nothing Stays The Same & Will Grow Once Iranian Shiia Defeated Shamed & Won’t Remain!

      • Sep 23, 2019 @ 15:56 at 15:56
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        The collaboration is not borne out of Love but out of necessity and may never be more than that. However, the alternative of Shiia / Russian hegemony is not an attractive one.

    • Sep 20, 2019 @ 17:48 at 17:48
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      WOW – thats great news !
      Kol ha kavot / my greatest respect for the heroes who fight the hitlers of teheran !
      Be protected + blessed by the Almighty !

    • Sep 20, 2019 @ 22:38 at 22:38
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      LebanonLove… One Day Soon, Hizballah Living In Caves & Bunkers Will Be Removed From Ancient Phoenicia As Well!

    • Sep 21, 2019 @ 3:02 at 3:02
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      Not Iranian trash – the Iranian people are deceived. It’s Islam that needs to be cleansed from the earth.

      • Sep 25, 2019 @ 15:36 at 15:36
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        islam is the rd of yhwh’s chastisement against an erring judah and christendom. Both have drifted far from their origins. When they repent in truth, islam will cease to be.

        • Sep 25, 2019 @ 15:38 at 15:38
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          “rod” (sic)

  • Sep 20, 2019 @ 15:16 at 15:16
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    God bless America & Israel! Crush our enemies

    • Sep 20, 2019 @ 21:49 at 21:49
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      Marg Bar Iran and all Ayatoolas!

      LONG LIVE PERSIA!

  • Sep 20, 2019 @ 15:27 at 15:27
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    Sounds like the ramping up of the real Sunni vs. Shia battle.

  • Sep 20, 2019 @ 15:51 at 15:51
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    100 killed ans HUNDREDS INJURED.

    BUUAHAAHHHAAAAAAA

    sh*t news from DEBKA.

    I AM SUBSCRIBING TODAY!!!

  • Sep 20, 2019 @ 16:55 at 16:55
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    The gulf can turn into a blazing oil pit – who cares, Israel and the US don’t need Gulf oil or gas.
    Let the fireworks begin.

  • Sep 20, 2019 @ 17:04 at 17:04
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    Hopefully, this “secret” collaboration between Saudi and Israeli Air forces is more than just wishful thinking,
    as well as the U.S. military restraint (for the time being…)

    • Sep 20, 2019 @ 18:10 at 18:10
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      Trump is a smart man, hope he stays doing what he’s doing

  • Sep 20, 2019 @ 20:36 at 20:36
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    Believe if you want

    • Sep 20, 2019 @ 22:39 at 22:39
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      David Miam… Clearly, Iran’s Shiia Regime Regrets What They Did to POTUS Obama, John Kerry, & Samantha Powers Nuke Plan Not Using Money For Persian People Bringing Them Nearer to Protest Removal Now More Than Ever!

  • Sep 20, 2019 @ 20:37 at 20:37
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    Today the war is governed by the laws of political spectacle. It would be of paramount importance that an Israeli Air Force air raid kill the Quds Force, general dwarf, Kasem Soleimani, to cause panic among Shia rats …
    The Almighty knows: I would drink a barrel of beer …

    • Sep 20, 2019 @ 22:41 at 22:41
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      TorahReader… Good Point, & Shiia Are Known For Executing Their Own When They Fail, Or Provide Qud’s Soleimani the Option of Suicide, But Still Would Be A Bigger Message If IAF-AAF Did It. The Almighty May Be More Like Trump & Arab Sunnis & Will Only Salute Toasts American-Lager “Penn’s Best” Non-Alcoholic Beer?

      • Sep 20, 2019 @ 23:00 at 23:00
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        Gandarewa… You forgot the 3rd option of the Arabia-America-Israel Trinity. Kasem Soleimani will be Hanged as Haman by his own Gallows, Suffering Saddam Fate from his Troops. Baga

  • Sep 20, 2019 @ 20:49 at 20:49
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    I hope to be politically correct in expressing my feelings: I wish, with true love for humanity, that the “Israel-Saudi Arabia” coalition will destroy, at once, all the foul smelly garbage of sewer rats and sewers of Tehran …
    It’s a matter of hygiene …

    • Sep 20, 2019 @ 22:43 at 22:43
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      Becker… Clearly, The Iran’s Shiia Leaders Have a Brain Pain Today With Their Own Al Qud’s Being Rain Upon With Bombs Making The Regime As You Say Going, Down The Drains Of Losing Persia Lives & Persia People Another Step Closer To Paradise On Earth Without Them!

    • Sep 21, 2019 @ 2:50 at 2:50
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      Aww, quit with the pc claptrap. Tell us what you REALLY feel 😉

  • Sep 20, 2019 @ 20:51 at 20:51
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    MAY THESE UAV’S DETONATE OVER THE BEARDED PERVS AS THEY PLEASURE THEIR WELCOME WITH LARGE TOOLS.

    • Sep 20, 2019 @ 23:47 at 23:47
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      Iran’s Regime Duplicity Known For Foreign Minister Javad Zarif Double Tongue Dealing Proclaimed “All-Out War”, In Zarif’s Own Words. Knowing Full well, Iran’s Revolutionary Guards “All-Out War Global Mideast Allies Would Destroy Iran!

  • Sep 20, 2019 @ 21:22 at 21:22
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    Once again Trump has showed his wisdom, allowing Israel and Arabs to work together without America doing all the work.

    • Sep 20, 2019 @ 22:50 at 22:50
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      LewisParker… Correct Sir, Citizen Trump With No Governmnet Experience Has Been Proving Capitalistic Captains, Mideast Kings, EU’s Queens Foreign Policy Experts Quite Wrong While Protecting American Taxpayers, Israeli Budgets, With Global Arabian Oil Revenues Reimbursements For Iranian Shiia Demise!

  • Sep 20, 2019 @ 22:07 at 22:07
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    Not major news anywher else. One report puts casualties at 15 and a denial by the Saudis. What’s really going on?

  • Sep 20, 2019 @ 23:15 at 23:15
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    It seems that Riyadh’s Intelligence has leaked that the Pentagon has shown Donald Trump several military options to hit the Persians in his own territory … What is being discussed now is: how far can the escalation go? It is known in Capitol Hill that there is a 90% chance of a total war …
    So they have decided to hit the gang of General Dwarf Soleimani in Syria and Iraq … For now …
    Shiite rats eliminated could be more 25 and more than 50 injured … Those are the numbers that are shuffled in Baghdad.

  • Sep 20, 2019 @ 23:54 at 23:54
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    Finally something good comes out of this conflict. It does make a lot of sense that Israelis and the Saudis collaborate on Iranian’s issue. I could’ve said too little too late but actually it’s good steps in the right direction.

  • Sep 21, 2019 @ 0:31 at 0:31
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    last week saudis get what they deserved, the israel will follow

    • Sep 21, 2019 @ 2:08 at 2:08
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      I don’t think so. Even Iranian mad mullahs probably know the limits of what they can do. If not, they will be facing a savage and overwhelming American / Israeli / Arab attack that will put an end to their mad schemes once and for all, but that would not be pretty as many innocent hostages of the mad mullah regime in Iran will be harmed. So let’s hope not.

    • Sep 21, 2019 @ 20:28 at 20:28
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      last week saudis get what they deserved, the israel will follow

      You’ll be eliminated at your launch sites,as if you have never tried before,israeli intelligence is right inside Iran, they see you yet you can’t see them.

  • Sep 21, 2019 @ 3:12 at 3:12
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    Having had to put up with this mullah madness for 40 years is 39 years TOO MUCH!

    As I write this, an armada of US troops, F-22s and 35s and Patriot missile batteries are on the way to Saudi Arabia.

    Methinks the life of Iran’s reign of terror will be measured in weeks, if not DAYS.

  • Sep 21, 2019 @ 6:42 at 6:42
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    Mmmmm……I do not see a single other source besides Debka, reporting that there were strikes today or yesterday, against Abu Kamal. Unless, Debka is referring to earlier air strikes.
    One would think that at least a couple of other news outlets would have reported such air raids.
    Well, Debka?

  • Sep 21, 2019 @ 7:16 at 7:16
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    Citizen Trump Loves Preserving Property So Neutron Bombs makes People Abandon, Remove & Leave with Animals that Can’t Survive More Than 2 weeks Without Destroying Property!

  • Sep 21, 2019 @ 15:34 at 15:34
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    this is all propaganda. this fantasy story is not confirmed by any reputable source.

    • Sep 22, 2019 @ 0:13 at 0:13
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      Here is what happened the day after 9/11: Debka reported that the whole Saudi family packed up and went to Switzerland taking with them trunk loads of money, jewellery and precious stones. I looked for confirmation of this and figured just the same as you are doing now… ahhh all BS Debka is making this up. for days I was listening to the news expecting either denial or confirmation but nothing. Then 2 weeks later, I suddenly caught a 3 second blurb on the USA TV news. “The Saudi Family have returned home.” what? where? from where? NOTHING more and no other news outlet gave it a second thought. Thats when I realized that Debka tells the story when it happens and you cannot trust US TV for anything except garbage news.

  • Sep 21, 2019 @ 18:19 at 18:19
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    Sr. Anónimo, no reflexione como un idiota: en la guerra no existe ninguna fuente fiable…Todo es desinformación… Excepto esto que yo estoy escribiendo.

  • Sep 21, 2019 @ 18:20 at 18:20
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    Sorry … I express it in English
    Mr. Anonymous, do not reflect like an idiot: in war there is no reliable source … Everything is misinformation … Except what I am writing.

  • Sep 21, 2019 @ 19:47 at 19:47
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    Many people are now saying that the Mossad was behind the masterminding of the Saudi attack in order to frame Iran.

  • Sep 21, 2019 @ 20:30 at 20:30
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    last week saudis get what they deserved, the israel will follow

    You’ll be eliminated at your launch sites,as if you have never tried before,israeli intelligence is right inside Iran, they see you yet you can’t see them.

  • Sep 21, 2019 @ 20:40 at 20:40
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    The world is laughing at Jews, Israel and your BIBI especially.

    Debka a propaganda mouthpiece for Likud is doing all it can to paint a picture of heroism and strength. The World knows however what is going out.

    Laughable!!!

    As it was written here many times; THIS IS SH*T NEWS!!!!

    GST00! SUCK IT!!

    • Sep 22, 2019 @ 0:27 at 0:27
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      Ginger… stooopid Ginger… you are unhappy that the iranians got hit. now you should go and cry and bang your head against the wall to mourn the dead… in some cultures that includes injuring oneself.
      I encourage you to do that… slit your wrists, cut ur throat, poke one eye out, get Fu**** by a donkey… it will show the dead souls how much you feel sorrow for their loss… Really try it. I am sure it will be good for your soul.

  • Sep 21, 2019 @ 22:18 at 22:18
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    Which world,how do you lough at a military surrounded ten times it’s number by death worshipers and holds ground,…….FEARLES LIONS

  • Sep 22, 2019 @ 0:40 at 0:40
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    Arab proxies should say no to Iran, and take the target off their backs, Iraqi Shiite militia, Lebanese Hizballah, and Yemen Houthi are going to die for Ayatollahs.

  • Sep 22, 2019 @ 4:16 at 4:16
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    Arab-Israeli NATO Is a fact despite not being addressed. Next in the list are the UAE and Egypt to be joined, after El-Sisi was toppled. And the main reason why Saudis are ”collaborating” with Israel is due to two factors:
    1. Saudis have ZERO air capabilities (no professional pilots, nor experience).
    2. Saudis have not the GUTS to go all the way long against the Iranian Turbandom by themselves.
    Also, MBS is not so stupid to ignore the fact that any military attack on Israel by the Iranians will be the last time that Iran was a country as we know it: think about Hiroshima and Nagasaki and figure it out.

    • Sep 22, 2019 @ 5:17 at 5:17
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      When Iran confirms the bomb, it will be a game changer. The threats will stop.

    • Sep 25, 2019 @ 3:04 at 3:04
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      Very foolish words, if Israel ever used a nuclear weapon against any one it will be sanctioned to death and in Europe with the muslem refugees id hate to have any Jewish family living there.

      Secondly Iran or other nation would likely purchase just a handful of weapons from a NK, Pakistan, China or other nation willing to sell then. How many would it take to end Israel 💥? 1 or 2 salted 10kt would be more than enough, unsalted a few more.

      Death begets death, and Iran has not attacked Israel even though Israel has attacked its military hundreds of times over the past two years.

  • Sep 29, 2019 @ 14:53 at 14:53
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    What is the Time Line of when both events took place?
    When did Saudi – Israel attack the Inarian base in Syria and when did the Drone/Cruse Missle attack occur on the Saudi Refinary?
    I heard that the Drone/Missle attack took place in the middle of Saudi – Israeli attack was in progress. (Was the drone/Missle attack a reprisal or was the joint Saudi – Israeli attack a reprisal?) or was it something else?
    Does anyone have an accurate sequence of events/timeline

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