DEBKAfile Special Report July 23, 2016
For seven hours the authorities of the leading European power were paralyzed over how to handle the massacre of nine Germans at he Olympia shopping mall of Munich by an 18-year old Iranian German Friday night, July 22 without uttering the words “Islamic” or “jihadist” – or even “terror.” The gunman, who killed himself far from the crime scene, arrived in Germany from Iran two years ago.
DEBKAfile Exclusive Analysis July 22, 2016
The augmented reality game “Pokemon Go” has attracted millions of users since its release in the beginning of July. However, seasoned intelligence watchers say that far from being just a game, it has more sinister uses – for instance, as a novel visual espionage system created by one of the world’s top spy agencies – or even a means by which terrorists may lure victims.
DEBKAfile Exclusive Report July 7, 2016
Seeks to follow Russian track to Assad while upsetting future Sunni allies.
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 Exclusive Report March 31, 2016
ISIS and Hamas are standing ready to pick up the pieces as the Palestinian Authority in Ramallah and its security services begin to disintegrate and pay checks dry up for their personnel.
DEBKAfile Exclusive Report March 24, 2016
Anti-terror international intelligence cooperation is not working because the major agencies are wary of sending input to Europe lest it reaches the hands of Muslim informers or buried by incompetent security authorities.
DEBKAfile Special Report March 22, 2016
The capture of the ISIS Paris attack planner Salah Abdelsalem was a trick to put Belgian anti-terror police off guard when a team of terrorists carried out his orders for deadly bombing attacks on the Brussels airport and subway, that left 34 people dead and 200 injured while he was in custody. Three bombers were caught on airport CCTV. Mystery: One unused bomb belt was found at the airport after two explosions.
DEBKAfile Exclusive Analysis January 2, 2016
Saturday night Jan. 2, Israeli police and security services knew everything about the terrorist-gunman who Friday sprayed automatic bullets on passersby on Tel Aviv’s favorite recreation street, killing two people and injuring eight – except where to find him. He was identified as Nashat Melhem, 29, from the Israeli Arab village of Ar’arah in the eastern Wadi Ara district. The gag order for the investigation was extended to the evidently related murder of a tax driver near the Tel Aviv beach to hide his getaway route..
DEBKAfile Special Report January 1, 2016
Police spokesman admitted Friday night that their investigation was still wide open. debkafile: Aside from the Koran clue, there are two pointers: ISIS Thursday posted a Twitter message in fractured Hebrew warning “Tomorrow there will be an attack on Dizengoff St,” and at the Palestinian Ain Hilwa refugee camp in Lebanon, the attack had its first response in celebratory gunfire and jubilation. Jihadist organizations linked to the Islamic State have taken over much of the camp. An Israeli Arab has meanwhile identified his son as the shooter.
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.
DEBKAfile Exclusive Report August 20, 2015
Tehran has opened talks with Syrian rebels, radical Palestinians, Druze and other extremists for launching two new terror fronts against Israel from the Golan and the West Bank.
DEBKAfile Exclusive Report July 16, 2015
King Abdullah has deployed almost half of his army for the defense of Jordan’s borders against threats coming in from Tehran and Hizballah accompanied by subversion and incitement to destabilize the throne.
DEBKAfile Exclusive Report June 18, 2015
The Americans have stopped referring to King Salman’s “dementia” and now praise his industry, competence and initiative, predicting he will stay on the throne for six-to-eight years.
DEBKAfile Special Report June 10, 2015
The United States this week began transferring to Iraq and Gulf bases elite units of the 82nd Airborne Division. debkafile: The first batch of 500 officers and men will be deployed in Baghdad and the Kurdish republic’s capital of Irbil, followed by another 500 in July and 250 in December. Operating out of Anbar, elite US troops will step up raids on ISIS commanders, bases and moving columns, modeling them on the successful DELTA operation of May 16. Tehran is on terror alert following intelligence of ISIS bombers heading to attack Iranian cities.
DEBKAfile Special Report May 5, 2015
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. Both homegrown Islamists were shot dead. 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.
DEBKAfile Exclusive Report May 1, 2015
The Syrian and Hizballah military delegations visiting Tehran this week achieved their purpose: debkafile reports that in three days of talks, up until April 30, Syrian Defense Minister Gen. Fahad Jassim al-Freij procured from his Iranian counterpart Hussein Dehghan, approval for a stepped-up terror campaign against Israeli forces and civilians on the Golan, to be executed by terrorist surrogates. Iran pledged its support for this campaign. It is to be launched from a new “open area” in South Syria where terrorist militias willing to attack Israel will be given free rein.