16 articles tagged "Islamists"
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Mehdi Nemmouche, suspected Brussels killer
Is Mehdi Nemmouche the Brussels al Qaeda killer – or accomplice who removed the evidence?
DEBKAfile Special Report June 1, 2014

Incriminating evidence links Mehdi Nemmouche, 29, the jihadi arrested Friday, May 30, at Marseille bus station, to the murders of four people, including the Israeli couple Mira and Emmanuel Riva, at the Jewish Museum in Brussels on May 24. The guns in his luggage were of the same types as the murder weapons. He spent a year in Syria fighting for Islamist militias. His record of constant travel also suggests he served as hired bagman for smuggling weapons among terrorist groups and in other roles as terrorist accomplice.

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Who is the next target?
Obama plans “Operation Neptune Spear 2” for targeting a notorious Islamist terrorist
DEBKAfile DEBKA Weekly May 14, 2014

President Barack Obama is planning the targeted assassination of a prominent Islamist terrorist, a repeat of al Qaeda’s Osama bin Laden’s liquidation. He has already secretly signed a Presidential Directive for the operation, hoping to reverse the predicted Democratic losses to a Republican majority in mid-term elections.

The coming DEBKA Weekly out Friday reveals the details of Obama’s plan – including the identity of its elusive target.

Find out too where Washington is taking the latest round of nuclear diplomacy with Iran.
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 9K310 Igla-1 aka SA-16 anti-tank missile
Syrian rebels get SA-16 anti-aircraft missiles after receiving advanced anti-tank weapons
DEBKAfile Exclusive Report April 22, 2014

Syrian rebels have been sighted wielding anti-aircraft weapons in various combat sectors in the last few days. Just as on April 6 debkafile was the first publication to disclose the supply of US weapons - BGM-71 TOW anti-tank missiles – to certain Syrian rebel militias, our military sources now reveal the delivery of Russian-made 9K310 Igla-1 aka SA-16 anti-aircraft rockets, whose operational range is 5.2 km. While the rebels can now hit Syrian assault aircraft for the first time, the new systems comes too late to turn the tide of war.

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The Muslim Brotherhood Fights Egyptian Military with Al-Gama and Ansar Bait al-Maqdis Terrorists
DEBKAfile Exclusive Report January 31, 2014

The Muslim Brotherhood is fighting the Egyptian military with a mixed bag of al Qaeda Sinai terrorists of the Ansar Bait al-Maqdist, al Qaeda’s Sinai affiliates, Hamas and the jihadist Gama’a al-Islamiyya.

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Israeli soldiers patrol border with Lebanon
Israel accepts Lebanese explanation for killing of IDF soldier as “one-time” incident
DEBKAfile Special Report December 16, 2013

Israel appeared ready to accept the Lebanese explanation that a member of its armed forces acted on his own initiative and “did not consult his station" before shooting to kill Israeli Navy Master Sgt. Shlomi Cohen, 31, Sunday, Dec. 16.  At the UNIFIL inquiry they attended Monday with Israeli liaison officers, the Lebanese called it a one-time incident. debkafile: This did not answer the questions surrounding the attack, the second in three days. However, the US, France and the UN leaned heavily on Jerusalem to de-escalate the incident.

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Syrian Islamist Front leader Hassan Aboud Abu Abdullah al-Hamawi
US explores ties with Syrian Islamist rebels, possibly Assad too - for a lineup to fight al Qaeda
DEBKAfile Special Report December 15, 2013

The Obama administration is again doubling back on its Syrian war policy. On Dec. 11, the Saudi-backed Islamic Front rebels inflicted a disastrous defeat on the pro-American Free Syrian Army in northern Syria. debkafile reports that Washington reacted by launching a secret approach to win over the Islamic Front, the most powerful force now battling the Assad regime. Voices in Washington are urging the White House to start talking to Bashar Assad, leading the administration to consider forming a Syrian lineup to save the country from falling to Al Qaeda.

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Binyamin Netanyahu
Military Cooperation with Egypt Is Israel’s Passport to the Arabian Gulf Club
DEBKAfile Exclusive Report July 11, 2013

Netanyahu like King Abdullah proved able to think on their feet in the Egyptian crisis and act directly without referring to Washington. Israeli intel and drones made available to support Egyptian offensive against the Muslim Brotherhood and Sinai Salafists.

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Egypt's Second Army armored vehicle in Cairo
Egyptian, Israeli military alerts prompted by Islamist mutiny threat from Sinai and first attacks
DEBKAfile Exclusive Report July 5, 2013

Egyptian and Israeli forces raised alert levels Friday, July 5, after the Muslim Brotherhood declared a revolt against the army for ousting Mohamed Morsi on July 3. A “War Council” established in Sinai formed a coalition with Hamas, Jihad Islami and al-Qaeda-linked Salafists, following which gunmen mounted a multiple attack in northern Sinai. Egyptian Patriot anti-missile batteries and anti-air weapons systems were posted to protect Suez Canal shipping from rocket fire. An Egyptian officer warned the army would forcibly prevent the rise of an “Islamic caliphate” in Sinai.

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Woolwich terrorist crime scene after murder of British soldier
In London as in Boston, terrorist-killers were known to security services
DEBKAfile Special Report May 23, 2013

The two Islamist terrorists who hacked a British soldier to death on a London street Wednesday, May 22, chanting Allahu Akbar, were born in Britain of Nigerian descent and known to British security authorities. Motivated by revenge for Moslem deaths in Afghanistan, they selected as their victim a British soldier.

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Syrian Rebels Fight with Heavy Weapons Supplied by… the Kosovo Army
DEBKAfile Exclusive Report February 15, 2013

The Islamist factions of the Syrian rebellion are now getting anti-tank missiles from Serbia, Kosovo and Albania through Kosovo Liberation Army contacts. The new heavy arms have brought the rebels three victories in one week.

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The Emir of Qatar on his way to Gaza
The Qatari emir eyes Gaza’s Hamas as his “Al Qods”-style militia
DEBKAfile Exclusive Report October 22, 2012

Sheikh Hamad bin Khalifa Al Thani of Qatar will not just be visiting the Gaza Strip as a benefactor but with a plan to extend the regional ambitions he launched by intervening in the Libyan revolt and the Syrian conflict. He hopes to shore Hamas up as a force for reining in Salafi and al Qaeda lawlessness in Sinai before it cuts into Qatari influence in Libya. Israel may be up against more than Islamist terrorists, but their Qatari sponsor  too. 

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Terrorists in Small Special Ops Bands Now Strike in Two or Three Waves
DEBKAfile Exclusive Report September 21, 2012

All three terrorist attacks last week in Libya, Afghanistan and Sinai followed the same new al Qaeda modus operandi which uses small, highly-trained special ops units striking their targets in two or three waves with heavy weapons.

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Hopes that deaths of four US diplomats won't be the last
Post-Arab Spring "moderate” Muslim regimes cornered by radicals
DEBKAfile Exclusive Analysis September 15, 2012

Washington is no longer under the illusion that positioning US forces in up to18 places in the Islamic world can quell the mounting wave of anti-US Islamist protests now encompassing 21 countries. The unrest poses Egypt’s Muslim Brotherhood and fellow regimes with a hard choice between expanding their ties with the US - or bowing to violent radical Islamist pressure to turn their backs on America and give them a place in government. The Arab Spring and President Obama’s outreach to Muslims are going up in smoke.

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US embassy mobbed by Cairo Islamists
Mounted Israel police break up Palestinian demo at US consulate
DEBKAfile Special Report September 14, 2012

Hundreds of Palestinians lobbing rocks clashed with Jerusalem police Friday as they marched from Temple Mount, Jerusalem, to Damascus Gate - their first protest against the anti-Muslim film made in the US. Mounted police using stun grenades stopped them reaching the US consulate. Protests erupted too in the Gaza Strip and the Israel Bedouin town of Rahat. Islamists continued to batter the US embassies in Cairo and Sanaa, riot in Bangladesh and Lebanon and also attack the British and German embassies in Khartoum.

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Syrian Air Force bomber-fighters hit Aleppo
Syrian fighter jets strike Aleppo, Assad rides crest of disintegrating country
DEBKAfile Special Report August 4, 2012

Day by day, new Syrian militias spring up to fight the Assad regime – five in the last 48 hours. They fall into three main categories: a Syrian ethnic minority or another – Kurdish, Turkmen and Muslim Brothers; Islamists streaming in from Libya, the Gaza Strip and Sinai; or rebels groups armed and backed by Arab and Muslim intelligence bodies. US intelligence predicts their number will rise to 100 in weeks. Saturday, MiG fighter jets went into action against rebel positions in Aleppo to break the tie in fighting.

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A Grad Missile Team from Tripoli Improves the Aim of Palestinian Islamic Jihad
DEBKAfile Exclusive Report November 4, 2011

Libyan Islamists go to Gaza to fight with the Palestinian Jihad Islami, bringing with them advanced Grad multiple missile launchers supplied by Qatar and the UAE and sold to Palestinian extremists. A thriving new weapons market with a price list rises in the W. Libyan town of Zintan.

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