Top Story
Some 200 dead – Egyptian troops, Islamists, civilians - in major ISIS-Egyptian battle in North Sinai
ISIS attacks Egyptian Sinai positions
ISIS attacks Egyptian Sinai positions
DEBKAfile Special Report Jul 1, 2015, 10:27 PM (IDT)

The Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant moved ominously close to Israel’s borders Wednesday, July 1 – not as predicted in the north, but in the south. In Sinai, ISIS followed up on its Ramadan terror outrages in France, Tunisia, Kuwait and Kobani, with a massive offensive against Egyptian forces stationed around Sheikh Zuwaid near the Israeli and Gazan borders. Around 200 people were killed in the fierce ten-hour battle – Egyptian troops, Islamist attackers and civilian. Israeli and US Mid East forces were on the ready in case of more ISIS attacks.

More>
The Greater Sunni Kingdom of Jordan Is on the Go
Kings Salman & Abdullah redraw the ME map to expand Sunni Jordan and build an anti-ISIS barrier.
Saudis Head for Self-Controlled Nuclear Fuel Cycle via Moscow
The big arms deal Salman signed with Putin will also give Saudis weapons self-sufficiency.
Iran Puts Price up and up as Nuclear Deal Deadline Nears
Are Khamenei’s last-minute red lines a real blocking tactic or tough bargaining?
DEBKAfile Special Report
Jun 30, 2015, 10:09 AM (IDT)

Turkish and Jordanian armies were reported on June 30 to be getting ready to cross into Syria and set up security buffer zones – to fight ISIS, oppose the Assad regime and stem the never-ending flow of refugees. It is not clear if they are coordinated. Turkey has prepared 18,000 troops for the operation. Its air force is to impose a no-fly zone against Syrian flights. The Jordanian army is also on the ready to go in and said to be seeking Israel’s air force participation for air cover and a parallel no-fly zone in the south.

More>
Obama and Kerry upbeat over concessions to Iran
DEBKAfile Exclusive Report Jun 29, 2015, 12:34 PM (IDT)

DEBKAfile discloses three major US concessions to Iran: Iran is not held accountable for past clandestine nuclear weapons tests;is empowered to permit or bar international inspections; and wins unconditional sanctions relief in three tight stages. 

More>
The Druze village of Khader - another flashpoint
DEBKAfile Exclusive Report Jun 28, 2015, 6:25 PM (IDT)

Bashar Assad and Hizballah leader Hassan Nasrallah pumped 200 Syria and Hizballah troops into the Druze village of Khadar to torpedo the armistice deal brokered between the Druze and the rebel Nusra Front by the US, Jordan and Israel. Nusra threatened the Druze with retribution. 

More>
The Tunisian hotel gunman Abu Yahya al Qayrawani
DEBKAfile Exclusive Analysis Jun 27, 2015, 1:53 PM (IDT)

DEBKAfile: That conventional measure of Islamist operations no longer applies. ISIS has introduced its own "lone wolf" methods of operation which are hard to detect and predict They resulted Friday in 211 deaths on three continents.

More>
A Tunisian holiday beach after an ISIS attack
DEBKAfile Special Report Jun 26, 2015, 8:56 PM (IDT)

Friday, June 26, the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIS) demonstrated the broad scope of its brutal reach by perpetrating terrorist attacks on three continents in one day, the second Friday of Ramadan. The deadliest occurred at two tourist hotels in Tunisia, where gunmen killed 39 foreign holidaymakers. 

More>

 

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 - even before the Islamic State warned that this first attack on US soil would not be its last. Both homegrown Islamist terrorists were shot dead. But 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.

More...
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. 

More...
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.

More...
DEBKAfile Exclusive Analysis Jan 11, 2015
Hayat Boumedienne,Islamist terrorist

French intelligence failures over the Charlie Hebdo terror attack will not be gilded over. Contrary to a French police statement, Hayat Boumeddiene, wife of the terrorist Amedy Coulibaly who murdered four Jews in cold blood at the kosher supermarket. Friday, Jan. 9, was never in the store at all but had been able to skip from France to Syria a week earlier.

 

More...
Gen . Qassem Soleimani on the Iraqi warfront
DEBKAfile Special Report Jun 24, 2015

Uproar in Iran’s Revolutionary Guards: Ayatollah Ali Khamenei has relieved Gen. Qassem Soleimani, Al Qods Brigades chief and supreme commander of Iran's Middle East forces, of his Syria command after a string of fiascos. He remains in charge of Iran’s military and intelligence operations in Iraq, Yemen and Lebanon. This is revealed exclusively by debkafile. Tehran was shocked to find it was too stretched for troops and funds to uphold its commitments on four warfronts – Syria, Yemen, Iraq and Lebanon - without straining the reserves for combating a potential ISIS attack.
 

Jordan's King Abdullah ready for new role
DEBKAfile DEBKA Weekly Jun 24, 2015

Jordan’s King Abdullah arrived in London Tuesday, June 23, on an unpublished mission, which he would disclose only to top American and British officials directly engaged in war on the Islamic State in Iraq and the Levant. DEBKA Weekly has discovered that the Jordanian and Saudi kings have secretly mapped out an original, revolutionary plan for blocking the ISIS threat to their realms. They now seek US endorsement. This deeply hush-hush blueprint will first see the light of day in the coming issue of DEBKA Weekly out next Friday.

To catch this eye-opening issue, subscribe to DEBKA Weekly HERE AND NOW.

Druze celebrate ambulance attacks
DEBKAfile Special Report Jun 23, 2015

When Israel spokesmen stated the IDF does not assort by organization injured Syrian rebels reaching the Golan border for treatment, they found that Druze serving in Israel’s armed forces and others living in Golan villages knew better. The two groups were so incensed by such past evasions, that they came together for violent action – hence the attacks Monday, June 22, on two IDF ambulances ferrying injured Syrian rebel fighters to hospital, whom they identified as members of  the hated Al-Qaeda-linked Nusra Front.

US Security Adviser Susan Rice say NO to Israel
DEBKAfile Exclusive Report Jun 21, 2015

Israel’s National Security Adviser Yossi Cohen was invited to join two top US officials for dinner in Washington on June 15 to try and amend the disastrous nuclear accord taking shape between the six world powers and Iran, before it was too late. This meeting, arranged by CIA Director John Brennan, is revealed here for the first time by debkafile. National Security Adviser Susan Rice and senior nuclear negotiator Wendy Sherman let Cohen present Israel’s case for a better deal for Israeli and American security - and then turned him down flat.













Copyright 2000-2015 DEBKAfile. All Rights Reserved.  Terms and Conditions Site design by visionbyamit.com