DEBKAfile Exclusive Report June 27, 2016
Resumed Jerusalem-Ankara ties interface with the emerging Sunni alliance that Riyadh, Cairo and Ankara are building against Iran. On the table too is Israeli-Turkish-Russian military and intelligence collaboration for securing the Israeli offshore gas in the Mediterranean – a prospect that brought the Turkish president to finas1lly apologize for his air force downing of a Russian Su-24M bomber over the Syrian-Turkish border on Nov. 24, 2015.
DEBKAfile Exclusive Report June 23, 2016
The installation can track Iranian and ISIS movements in Red Sea region.
DEBKAfile Exclusive Report June 16, 2016
Obama, supported by Putin, plans to keep ISIS-controlled cities under siege rather than capturing them.
DEBKAfile Exclusive Report June 9, 2016
Behind the closed doors, the Turkish and Egyptian rulers were locked in an irreconcilable clash.
DEBKAfile Exclusive Report May 26, 2016
Obama’s policies were the catalyst that united the main Middle Eastern and Persian Gulf countries.
DEBKAfile Exclusive Report May 19, 2016
US forces have been deployed to four ME countries during the past two weeks.
DEBKAfile Exclusive Analysis May 19, 2016
According reports on social media, witnesses in Greece saw the Egyptian airplane suddenly turn into a ball of fire in the sky. These reports may strengthen the assumption that a time bomb, set to explode when the plane was in Egyptian airspace, had been planted on flight MS804 from Paris.
DEBKAfile Exclusive Report May 12, 2016
This is to preempt new ISIS terror offensive.
DEBKAfile Exclusive Report May 8, 2016
The last 48 hours (May 7-8) have seen a major escalation of the ISIS threats against Israel, debkafile’s intelligence and counterterrorism sources report. In a coordinated maneuver by all of the ISIS commands in the Middle East, the terrorist organization simultaneously released at least 10 videos that it said showed ISIS forces on their way to attack targets in Israel.
DEBKAfile Special Report April 27, 2016
The US withdrew its forces from the Sinai Peninsula last weekend in response to Egypt’s transfer of sovereignty over Tiran and Sanafir islands to Saudi Arabia. The move came after Washington protested to Egyptian President El-Sisi over its exclusion from consultations and military coordination between Egypt, Saudi Arabia and Israel regarding the islands.
DEBKAfile Exclusive Report April 14, 2016
The new alliance enables Riyadh to control the point where the Red Sea meets the Suez Canal.
DEBKAfile Exclusive Report April 8, 2016
The first visit to Cairo by Saudi King Salman Thursday, March 7 heralded a new chapter in the war on the Islamic State in Sinai. Saudi rulers decided to neutralize the threat to Egypt’s stability and the kingdom by severing the lifeline provided ISIS by the Bedouin tribes by the same means as their peace effort in Yemen, i.e., buying the loyalty of Bedouin tribal chiefs with hard cash. The king placed a cool 1.5 billion petrodollars on President Abdel-Fatteh El-Sisi’s table for this purpose and new equipment, over and above $20bn in oil.
DEBKAfile Exclusive Report April 7, 2016
King Salman landed in Cairo to patch up ties with El-Sisi - despite their serious differences on pivotal issues. He also presented a large check for Egypt’s flagging economy and foundering war on ISIS-Sinai.
DEBKAfile Exclusive Report April 7, 2016
Iranian and Egyptian officials turned down the urgent applications for aid by penniless Hamas because the Palestinian terrorists refused to meet either of their terms, whether to back Assad or to betray ISIS-Sinai.
DEBKAfile Exclusive Report March 24, 2016
The Egyptian president has appealed desperately for US drone operations to destroy ISIS lairs in Sinai which have run out of control and threaten Cairo.
DEBKAfile Exclusive Report December 9, 2015
As a debate on Israel’s gas development plan raged in a Knesset panel on Dec. 8, with opponents hurling at Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu the unfounded claim that Egypt had dropped out of the gas deal with Israel, President Abdel-Fatteh El-Sisi arrived in Athens. debkafile reports exclusively he had come to discuss the first Middle Eastern consortium for consolidating the Egyptian, Israeli and Cypriot gas resources, with two goals: To satisfy the gas requirements of Israel, Greece, Egypt, Cyprus, Jordan and the Palestinian Authority; and export the remainder to Europe.
DEBKAfile Exclusive Report November 12, 2015
After deposing two president, Egypt’s military junta has no problem in ousting a third. The generals are watching El-Sisi closely since terrorists were able to down the Russian airliner over Sinai and his failure to drum up international support for his campaign against ISIS.