Mistral carriers at Saint-Nazaire shipyard
Egypt bids for two advanced French copter carriers
The two Mistrals will join the new Saudi-Egyptian-Israeli lineup against Iran’s navy in the Mediterranean, Red Sea and Persian Gulf - as a balance of strength changer.
Aug 27, 2015, 7:56 AM (IDT)
Iran Sends Powerful Zelzal Missiles into Iraq
Tehran is fighting on two Iraqi fronts: ISIS and opposition from Grand Ayatollah Sistani.
Putin Prepares Russian Army to Fight ISIS in Syria
Keeping hold of the energy card, he offers Russian military protection for a stake in Israel’s gas fields.
US Troops to Pull out of Tiran Strait as well as Sinai
This will open the way for ISIS to seize meeting-points between Gulfs of Aqaba and Suez and the Red Sea.
Yasser Abbas is tagged to succeed his father as Palestinian leader
DEBKAfile Exclusive Report Aug 25, 2015, 11:02 AM (IDT)

After giving up on the Obama administration, Palestinian leader Mahmoud Abbas is busy seeking new champions, possibly in Tehran, while shoring up his rule over Palestinian institutions, designing his legacy, and bringing his son Yasser Abbas forward as his successor.

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SCF Byrranga tank carries Kurdish oil
DEBKAfile Special Report Aug 24, 2015, 1:08 PM (IDT)

Israel began importing Iraqi Kurdish oil exactly a year ago, at odds with the Obama administration, as DEBKAfile reported at the time. Binyamin Netanyahu and the Barack Obama don’t see to eye to eye - not just on nuclear Iran, but on Middle East policy in general and the autonomous Kurdish republic, in particular.

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DEBKAfile Exclusive Analysis Aug 23, 2015, 12:11 PM (IDT)

The four rockets fired from Syria into Israel’s Galilee and Golan Thursday, Aug. 20 were Iran’s way of testing the Israel’s government’s will for military action. Israel’s reaction left everyone confused. Saturday, Tehran unveiled its new Fateh-313 missile, showing the Israeli reaction to the rockets fell short of deterrin the continued pursuit of its policies. 

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French terror train
DEBKAfile Special Report Aug 22, 2015, 9:18 AM (IDT)

The Moroccan gunman, Ayoub Qahzzani, 26, who injured three passengers on the Amsterdam-Paris fast train Friday, Aug. 21, before he was subdued, was one more Muslim extremist known to French intelligence who was nonetheless able to commit an act of terror.

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DEBKAfile Special Report Jun 14, 2015

If the breach of the Office of Personnel Management (OPM) was conducted by hackers linked to China, as suspected, the secrets of an estimated 41 million US federal employees were laid bare in what may have been the biggest data base theft in cyber history. debkafile: That breach is still ongoing.  More malware is buried in the OPM’s infrastructure, ready for a remote signal from the hackers’ command and control centers working for China.

 

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DEBKAfile Special Report May 5, 2015
Elton Simpson and Nadir Soofi, Texas

The two gunmen who Sunday, May 3, tried - and failed - to shoot up an exhibit of caricatures of the Prophet Mohammad at the Curtis Culwell Center in Garland, northeast of Dallas, sounded a wakeup call for US counter-terrorism agencies. Both homegrown Islamists were shot dead. The incident betrayed the “human intelligence” weakness of US and Western agencies – a shortage of undercover agents to mingle in communities which may produce terrorists.

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DEBKAfile Exclusive Report Feb 23, 2015

DarkNet is the hidden bottom floor of the legal, public worldwide web. Extensively used by sophisticated criminal organizations and spooks, it conducts a lively trade in stolen official data, false identities, fake credit cards, firearms and ammo, human traffic and biological and chemical weapons. Also found there are hard porno, materials for pedophiles and snuff videos. 

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DEBKAfile Exclusive Analysis Jan 26, 2015
The Quad Copter that landed in White House grounds

The crash of a drone in the White House grounds Sunday night, Jan. 25, pointed to the absence of an electromagnetic perimeter fence. Its jammers would emit “white noise” to block off the communications links and command and control capacities of the smartphones and unmanned aerial vehicles serving a would-be assailant planning an attack by a tiny, armed drone.

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Israel leaders at Northern Command HQ this week
DEBKAfile Exclusive Report Aug 21, 2015

Israel’s top government and military went on a high level of preparedness Tuesday, Aug. 18 in expectation of the first terrorist attack to be orchestrated by Iran from Syrian or Lebanese borders. Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu declared from the Golan: “We will harm anyone trying to harm us.” It was the new Iranian-backed network which Thursday, Aug. 20, fired a salvo for four rockets from the Golan into upper Galilee and the Golan. The impact set off brush fires but caused no casualties. A red alert had sent people running to shelters.

Russian MiG-31 interceptors
DEBKAfile Special Report Aug 18, 2015

Six Russian MiG-31 Foxhound interceptor aircraft from Moscow landed Tuesday, Aug. 18, at the Mezze Airbase in Damascus international airport, debkafile discloses. They were followed shortly after by giant An-124 Condor transports carrying 1,000 Kornet-9M133 third-generation anti-tank guided missiles. This airlift to Damascus betokens Moscow’s continued support for the Syrian ruler against peace plans currently afloat which all entail his removal, and is a move to block US-Turkish plans for a no-fly zone over Syria or any other direct intervention.

Al Qods chief Gen. Qassem Soleimani
DEBKAfile Exclusive Report Aug 17, 2015

Al Qods commander Gen. Qassem Soleimani, acting on the orders of Iran’s supreme leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei, this week set up a new Iranian Eastern Command of the Revolutionary Guards to fight Israel, debkafile reports exclusively. Its first task is to hand out weapons, including missiles, to West Bank Palestinians, in order to replicate the armed fronts facing Israel from South Lebanon (Hizballah) and the Gaza Strip (Hamas and Islamic Jihad). Palestinian leader Mahmoud Abbas is preparing to pay his first visit to Tehran in many years.

 

DEBKAfile Exclusive Report Aug 15, 2015

In its first arms sale to an Arab country, revealed here by debkafile, Israel has sold Jordan 12 advanced unmanned aerial vehicles of the Heron TP and Skylark types. They are urgently needed by the Jordanian Royal Air Force to beef up its cross-border counter-terrorism campaign against ISIS in Iraq and Syria. Like other joint US-Israeli-Jordanian operations ongoing against the Islamic State, the Herons and Skylarks are almost certainly being operated by officers at the US Central Command Forward-Jordan war room north of Amman. Israel earlier donated 16 Cobras to Jordan’s air force. 













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