DEBKAfile Exclusive Report April 18, 2017
The US Mediterranean fleet is moving into position ready for a decision to launch Tomahawk cruise missiles for a crushing assault on the Islamic State’s mountain strongholds in central Sinai, debkafile’s military and counterterrorism sources report. The decision is up to US Defense Secretary James Mattis who arrives in Cairo Wednesday, April 19.
DEBKAfile Exclusive Analysis April 10, 2017
At Rephidim, where Moses struck a rock to bring water to the Sinai wilderness and the Israelites fought Amalek, President El-Sisi is expanding the small Bir Gafgafa air field into Egypt’s biggest air base for all-out war on ISIS, which blew up two Coptic churches on April 9, after a long line of terrorist atrocities in Egypt.
DEBKAfile Exclusive Analysis April 3, 2017
US President Donald Trump’s first face to face with Egyptian President Abdel-Fatteh El-Sisi on April 3, focuses on four main topics, debkafile reports, including th fight against Islamist State terror rampant in Egyptian Sinai and neighboring Libya.
DEBKAfile Exclusive Report February 16, 2017
Israel’s integration in US anti-ISIS Syrian operations was discussed with Trump.
DEBKAfile Exclusive Report January 9, 2017
Islamic State Caliphate terrorists are moving ahead with an ambitious plan to devour a broad stretch of land on the eastern flank of central Sinai, debkafile’s military sources report. This would menace Egyptian beach resorts and another section of the Egyptian-Israeli border.
DEBKAfile Exclusive Report August 22, 2016
Even though Hamas works hand in glove with the Islamic State in Sinai, Egypt and Libya, the Palestinian group has no role in ISIS decisions to attack Israel or any influence over its considerations.
DEBKAfile Exclusive Report July 10, 2016
The Egyptian Foreign Minister Sameh Shoukry’s visit to Israel Sunday, July 10 and the two conversations he held with Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu that day underscored the intensified ties between the two governments and their leaders.
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 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 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 28, 2016
Egyptian President Abdel Fatteh El-Sisi has sent a secret missive to President Barack Obama asking for urgent US military intervention in support of Egypt’s war on the Islamist State in Sinai, before the jihadis pose a real threat to Cairo. debkafile: El-Sisi has come to the conclusion that the Egyptian army lacks the ability to eradicate the terrorist peril without direct US military support, on lines similar to American operations against ISIS in Iraq and Syria.
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 10, 2015
Since debkafile revealed that the ISIS Sinai chief was in Gaza, drawing the notice of the world’s anti-terror agencies, as well as Hillary Clinton, he is trapped there. If he tries to leave, they will pounce.
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