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Drone over N. Israel: Iranian with stolen US apps
DEBKAfile Exclusive Report July 19, 2016

The UAV (Unmanned Aerial Vehicle) that flew on July 17 over northern Israel was a “Yasir’ drone made in Iran that was launched from a Hizballah base in Syria’s Qalamoun Mountains, some 60km from central Golan. This is reported by debkafile military and intelligence sources.The Yaasir can reach an altitude of 5,000 feet, operate in a 200km radius and stay aloft for 8 hours. 


 

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Failed Patriot missile strike. Safed Municipality
Intruding drone likely Russian. IDF not notified
DEBKAfile Exclusive Report July 18, 2016

On June 16, the IDF announced the start of a three-day military exercise the following day.
As it began after 17:00pm on June 17, an unidentified UMV (Unmanned Aerial Vehicle) crossed in from Syria and flew over the Israeli Golan and Upper Galilee for nearly an hour. The small craft had every opportunity to photograph and collect intelligence information on most of the IDF units taking part in the drill and their intelligence resources and beam them back to its operators in Syria.


 

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IDF bulldozers with tanks enter Golan DMZ
DEBKAfile Exclusive Report July 13, 2016

Israeli military bulldozers backed by tanks have crossed into the demilitarized zone dividing the Israeli and Syrian Golan borders. They are building a line of fortifications and anti-tank trenches 300-500 meters inside the DMZ  

 

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Iranians & Walid suicide units on Golan border
DEBKAfile Exclusive Report July 8, 2016

One of the two Israeli "Tamuz" IDF rockets fired on July 4, in response to cross-border Syrian army mortar shells, struck the Iranian Guards and Hizballah regional headquarters at Quneitra. 

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The Putin-Netanyahu Understandings Extend to Syria’s Future
DEBKAfile Exclusive Report June 16, 2016

Both agreed that Assad has no place in any post war administration in Damascus.

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First ever Israeli-Russian war game is coming
DEBKAfile Exclusive Report June 10, 2016

Russian President Vladimir Putin and Israeli Prime Minister Benyamin Netanyahu decided at their June 7 meeting in Moscow to deepen the military ties between the Russian and Israeli armed forces, debkafile reports exclusively from is military and intelligence sources. It was a historic decision that spells the end of the IDF’s unique relationship with the US military. 

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Why Putin sent a lost Israeli tank home
DEBKAfile Special Report May 30, 2016

Russia’s President Vladimir Putin is willing to vouch that the Russian army stationed in Syria will prevent Iranian and Hizballah fighters from infiltrating or getting near the Israeli border.

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Israel Lines Up with Saudi Arabia, UAE Against Iran, Hizballah and ISIS
DEBKAfile Exclusive Report May 26, 2016

There is a strong emphasis on bilateral intelligence and operational cooperation regarding Iran’s ballistic missile.

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Bibi’s foes seeking a Promised Land
DEBKAfile Exclusive Analysis May 21, 2016

The unprecedented political and personal attacks on Friday night by opponents and former allies of Prime Minister Netanyahu and Defense Minister-designate Avigdor Lieberman, who used every possible media platform to warn that “the fascists are coming,” is more indicative of their personal and political situation than of the domestic political reality of the State of Israel. 

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Iran Becomes World’s 6th Largest Cyber Warfare Power
DEBKAfile Exclusive Report May 19, 2016

In the center of Iranian cyber warfare system is the motivation to cause damage.

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Israel switches defense chiefs in surprise political move
DEBKAfile Special Report May 19, 2016

Wednesday, May 18 was one of the most intense days in Israeli politics in recent years, with countless strange headlines that Zionist Camp party chairman Yitzhak Herzog was about to become foreign minister. It became clear that Prime Minister Netanyahu decided to appoint the head of the “Yisrael Beitenu” party as defense minister instead of Moshe Ya’alon, in exchange for the party’s support for his coalition. 

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A Palestinian 9-bomb ambush for IDF
DEBKAfile Special Report May 11, 2016

The bomb trap which seriously injured an Israeli officer at the Hizmeh checkpoint north of Jerusalem Tuesday night  was primed for a multiple  terror attack. The trap consisted of four iron pipe bomb stuffed with explosives, screws and sharp nails. Another explosive devices, some of which were attached   to a gas canister, failed to explode because of a technical malfunction and so averted a major disaster.

 

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Israel remembers its fallen soldiers, victims of terror
DEBKAfile Special Report May 10, 2016

The State of Israel honors the memory of 23,447 people who died in Israel’s wars or from acts of terror since 1860. The Memorial Day events begin in Jerusalem and end Wednesday evening with the Independence Day torch-lighting ceremony on Mt. Herzl. 

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ISIS to Israel: “We’re coming very soon”
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.  

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‘Tunnel war’ heralds Hamas-IDF next clash
DEBKAfile Special Report May 6, 2016

The exchanges of fire between the IDF and Hamas in the Gaza border area during the last few days has rattled the terrorist organization, making it fire mortar shells, rockets and light weapons at IDF forces in the area. The firing that intensifies each time that the troops approach a tunnel, or one of its apparatuses, is helping the IDF locate the openings of the tunnels

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New Palestinian pact-for-terror
DEBKAfile Exclusive Report April 25, 2016

A new Palestinian terrorist conglomerate it is taking shape in Gaza and Ramallah, for major upsurge of violence amid Israeli reluctance for military counteraction.  

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IDF’s drill secures Netanyahu-Putin summit
DEBKAfile Exclusive Report April 18, 2016

The Israeli cabinet holds its weekly session Sunday April 17, on the Golan. Prime Minister Benyamin Netanyahu will visit Moscow on Thursday, April 21 to meet with Russian President Vladimir Putin and to launch the most important battle of his political career, and one of Israel’s most decisive contests of the last 10 years: the battle over the future of the Golan Heights. 

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Israeli hysteria magnifies Hamas rocket threat
DEBKAfile Exclusive Analysis April 15, 2016

Tehran and Cairo Slam Aid Doors on Hamas. Gen. Soleimani pops up again with some hard truths for the Palestinian group. 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.  

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Policy of “terror containment” puts soldiers behind sandbags in Israeli cities
DEBKAfile Special Report March 10, 2016

Israel’s city centers will very soon see knots of soldiers armed with special rapid response weapons and gear for scotching Palestinian terrorist attacks. Some of them will hide behind sandbag walls. Their deployment reflects the decision to persist in the defensive strategy of “terror containment” that was taken by a special security forum summoned by Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu this week, in the face of surging Palestinian terror. The forum rejected pro-active military measures.

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Close Air-Ground Coordination Is Russia’s Secret Weapon in Syria
DEBKAfile Exclusive Report February 18, 2016

The Russians don’t waste time and money on training local troops as professional soldiers but adjust their aerial campaign tactics to the capabilities of the local ground forces available.

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