Russia speeds heavy artillery, MRLs to Syria
The arrival of tons of heavy artillery in Syria indicates that Moscow’s ground campaign in the country is expanding.
Nov 30, 2015, 9:36 PM (IDT)
Russian launches air strikes to cut Turkey off from Syria
They also sever Syrian rebel supply routes from Turkey, leaving them inadequately armed against attack
Russia Goes Fast Forward with Iran to Dominate Syria and Iraq
They are racing against Western plans to spread a Sunni state across the two countries.
Egyptian Army Officer Deserters behind Russian Airliner Crash
Hired by ISIS, they acted with Sinai Bedouin to plant a time bomb on a food tray.
SA-400 missile
DEBKAfile Special Report Nov 28, 2015, 8:58 PM (IDT)

The highly advanced Russian S-400 anti-air missiles at the Khmeimin base, Russia’s military enclave in Syria, combined with Russia electronic warfare equipment, have effectively transformed most of Syrian air space into a no-fly zone. The US and Turkey have suspended their air strikes over Syria, including bombardments of Islamic State targets,wary of their planes being shot down.

DEBKAfile Special Report Nov 27, 2015, 8:40 PM (IDT)

Russia launched electronic warfare against Turkey Friday, Nov. 27 - two days after its bombers began smashing every Turkish vehicle present in Syria and destroying their main border crossing. The state of war between them is very real though undeclared.

DEBKAfile Exclusive Report Nov 25, 2015, 11:25 AM (IDT)

The Russian-Turkish clash over the downing of the SU-29 by Turkish warplanes Tuesday, Nov. 24, has sharply ramped up the personal head-on-head between the US and Russian Presidents Obama and Putin over the fate of Bashar Assad. US-led NATO and Russian warships are about to come into dangerous proximity in the waters off Syria.

DEBKAfile Exclusive Report Nov 23, 2015, 10:34 PM (IDT)

Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu and Defense Minister Moshe Ya’alon have been at loggerheads with Israel’s military and Shin Bet chiefs on how to grapple with the wave of Palestinian terror sweeping the country for more than two months. They say it will die down, challenged by the IDF which has put forward a tough 7-point plan of de-escalation.



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.

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.

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. 

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.

DEBKAfile Special Report Nov 22, 2015

Videos apparently leaked by Moscow reveal the presence of Iranian F-14 and MiG -29 fighters in Syrian skies for the first time. The Italian magazine “The Aviationist,” showed them escorting heavy Russian bombers, including the Tupolev TU-160, the heaviest, fastest and most destructive bomber ever built, on missions no more than 150 km from Israel’s northern border. Normally, the Israeli Air Force would have fought off and shot down any Iranian warplanes appearing in Syrian air space, but they are protecting themselves by flying with Russian bombers. 

DEBKAfile Special Report Nov 21, 2015

Russia has launched a merciless blanket air campaign, backed by Kalibr cruise missiles fired from the Caspian and Mediterranean Seas, for wiping the Islamic State’s Syrian center of Raqqa off the map, debkafile reports. At least 75 air sorties so far are systematically razing the town of 200,000 inhabitants, district by district, irrespective of civilian town dwellers. The rubble is meant to show the Middle East and Muslim world the price exacted for attacking Russia after the downing of the Metrojet airliner.

Gush Etzion junction under terror.
DEBKAfile Special Report Nov 19, 2015

All five murders perpetrated by Palestinian terrorists in Tel Aviv and on the Hebron highway on Thursday, Nov. 19, led back to the Hebron district of the southern West Bank. The current wave of terror is earning the title of “The Hebron Intifada.” While anti-Jewish violence has been endemic to the region since 1929, the current wave was sparked by internal Palestinian strife. It is being exploited by Hebron’s clan chiefs to further their aspirations to seize the Palestinian leadership from Ramallah.

DEBKAfile Special Report Nov 19, 2015

Thursday Nov. 19, ISIS threatened a suicide attack on New York’s iconic Times Square, depicting a bomber unzipping his coat to display an explosive vest. The NYPD rushed to the scene. Anti-terror agencies are taking no chances after the string of terrorist slaughters claimed by the Islamic state in less than a month, while grappling with a flood of false alarms and widespread popular jitters. Wednesday also saw a rare breakthrough: a French Swat team nailed at least six suspects after a 7-hour battle in Saint Denis thanks to a tip from Moroccan intelligence.

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