Suddenly Russia considers Assad’s ouster
DEBKAfile’s sources report exclusively that Moscow is willing to begin discussing the possibility that Syria’s president, and top generals step down.
May 4, 2016, 10:39 AM (IDT)
Fortress Cities for Syrian Rebels
This is a joint venture by UAE, Jordan and Israel.
Quadrilateral War Room for Red Sea
It was agreed at secret meeting between Netanyahu and Saudi defense minister.
Prospects of US-led Mosul Offensive Fade as Iraq Fragment
Next Iraqi P.M. may remove U.S. troops from country.
DEBKAfile Exclusive Report Apr 29, 2016, 5:27 PM (IDT)

A convoy of Italian marines, British special forces and Libyan troops traveling from the city of Misrata toward the ISIS stronghold of Sirte was ambushed and hit hard by ISIS forces.    

DEBKAfile Special Report Apr 27, 2016, 10:40 AM (IDT)

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 Analysis Apr 23, 2016, 6:12 PM (IDT)

DEBKAfile’s intelligence sources and its sources in the Gulf report exclusively that US President Barack Obama failed in his effort to convince the leaders of the six Gulf Cooperation Council member states, during their summit on April 22 in Riyadh, to support his Middle East policy and cooperate with Washington. 

DEBKAfile Exclusive Report Apr 13, 2016, 9:05 AM (IDT)

The speculation that terrorist organizations in Syria, and apparently in Iraq, possess advanced shoulder-fired antiaircraft missiles capable of overcoming defenses of Russian aircraft became reality when one of Russia’s Mi-28H attack helicopters was shot down in Syria on April 11. The aircraft is equipped with the most advanced defensive system of its kind, the President-S, which is resistant to active and passive jamming. The details:



DEBKAfile Exclusive Report Mar 30, 2016

Russia has deployed its most advanced tactical missile system, the Iskander-M, in Syria in the last few days, debkafile reports exclusively. Capable of carrying a nuclear warhead, the Russian missiles (NATO codenamed SS-26) have a range of 500km - up to the outskirts of Ankara.

DEBKAfile Exclusive Report Jan 28, 2016

The Russians and Americans are pouring air and ground troops into Syria to underpin their strategy for ending the Syrian war. 

DEBKAfile Special Report Mar 24, 2016

The Belgian government some weeks ago hired an Israeli security firm to inspect security arrangements at the Zaventem airport of Brussels. The experts, who were asked for advice on improvements, submitted initial recommendations for urgent upgrades. However those improvements had not been installed by Tuesday, March 22, when Islamist terrorists hit the airport.

DEBKAfile Exclusive Report Mar 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 Special Report Mar 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.

Brussels Airport after terrorist attack
DEBKAfile Special Report Mar 22, 2016

Brussels was hit by two major terrorist attacks Tuesday, March 22, which left at least 34 dead and 200 injured. Fourteen people were confirmed dead, 35 injured in two explosions before 8 a.m. Tuesday, March 22, inside the departure hall of Brussels airport,  caused by a suicide bomber and originating at the American Airlines desk. Israelis among the casualties. Belgian media report that shots and shouts in Arabic were heard at the time of the blasts.

DEBKAfile Special Report Mar 21, 2016

The widely-reported claim originating in the Turkish media Monday, March 21, that the suicide bomber who murdered four people and injured 39 in Istanbul Saturday had deliberately targeted Israeli tourists is challenged by debkafile’s intelligence sources. They classify those reports as "Turkish disinformation" meant to demonstrate that their MIT intelligence service was on top of the wave of terror sweeping their country.

President Uhuru Kenyatta with troops fighting Shabaab
DEBKAfile Exclusive Report Mar 20, 2016

Kenyan president Uhuru Kenyatta brought to Jerusalem six East African nations’ request for Israeli military and intelligence assistance to fend off the Jihadist threat posed by the Islamic State, Al Qaeda, and the Somali Shabaab. Israel agreed to up a regional military intelligence center to collectively counter their attempted encroachments.

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