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  • Has Iran given cruise missiles to Hizballah as well as Yemen’s Houthis?

    12/10/2017 12:37:51 PM PST · by Diogenesis · 3 replies
    Debka ^ | Dec 10, 2017
    Has Iran given cruise missiles to Hizballah as well as Yemen’s Houthis? The maiden operational launch of Iran’s Soumar Kh-55 cruise missile was apparently entrusted to Yemen’s Houthis against a UAE target. ... Yemen’s Houthi rebels last week showed on their TV channel video footage of Iran’s most highly advanced Soumar Kh-55 cruise missile, which can carry a nuclear warhead. They claimed to have fired it at the unfinished Abu Dhabi power plant on Dec.3. The United Arab Emirates refuted this claim, saying that any missile reaching their air space would have been intercepted by advanced Emirati air defenses. But...
  • Pro-Shiite Militia Chiefs conferring on anti-Israel operations were targets of Israeli air strike

    12/02/2017 11:41:02 AM PST · by Diogenesis · 39 replies
    debka ^ | Dec 2, 2017
    Pro-Shiite Militia Chiefs conferring on anti-Israel operations were targets of Israeli air strike An Israeli air raid early Saturday, Dec. 2 struck a group of pro-Iranian Shiite militia chiefs holding a secret conference at the Syrian Army’s 91st Brigade base near Kiswah. Iranian and Hizballah officers are reported among the casualties. .... The base itself lies 14km southwest of Damascus and around 50km from the Golan. Gathered there were all the militia commanders operating in southern Syria to receive their orders in advance of a major offensive to capture rebel pockets in the Quneitra region opposite Israel’s Golan positions ......
  • ISIS leader Abu Bkr al-Baghdadi 'killed in Syrian air strike'

    06/10/2017 7:24:33 PM PDT · by Diogenesis · 61 replies
    Mirror ^ | June 10, 2017
    ISIS leader Abu Bkr al-Baghdadi 'killed in Syrian air strike' The leader of Islamic State has been killed in an air strike in Syria, according to unverified reports in Syrian state media. Claims suggest the leader of ISIS Abu Bkr al-Baghdadi was killed in an air strike on Saturday. Heavy artillery was dropped across the ISIS stronghold of Raqqa throughout the day, with footage online posted by ISIS news agency Amaq revealing the devastation caused..... The revelation has emerged as Iraqi forces claimed al-Baghdadi’s deputy, Ayad al-Jumaili, was killed in an air strike near Iraq’s border with Syria.. Jumaili, an...
  • One missile takes out ISIS command on Golan edge

    06/08/2017 3:50:45 AM PDT · by Diogenesis · 83 replies
    debka ^ | June 8, 2017
    One missile takes out ISIS command on Golan edge A single mystery missile, which could have been fired from the ground or the air early Wednesday morning, June 7, wiped out the entire top Islamic State command on the Syrian Golan.. blew up in the middle of a hall where the top command echelon were gathered to break their daily fast during the month of Ramadan and draw up plans. None of them survived (including) Gen. Abu Mohammed al-Makdessi; commander of operations, Gen. Abu Udai al-Homsi; and the group’s explosives expert who doubled as its religious leader, Abu Ali Shabat....
  • Seth Rich Murder: The Corruption Of Washington DC On Full Display

    05/30/2017 5:30:50 AM PDT · by Diogenesis · 78 replies
    OAN ^ | 5/30/2017 | OAN -Steve Frioks
    Latest update on Seth Rich’s murder and the DNC coverup Especially check out minutes ~12+ to 17+ <==== Click here if you care about: Truth and Seth Rich because IT JUST TAKES ONE (1) HONEST PERSON IN CONGRESS
  • Drone over N. Israel: Iranian with stolen US apps

    07/19/2016 3:06:55 AM PDT · by Diogenesis · 11 replies
    DEBKAfile Exclusive Report ^ | July 19, 2016, 9:03 AM (IDT)
    Drone over N. Israel: Iranian with stolen US apps [.... from Obama, Hillary and Kerry] The UMV (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. .... exceptional maneuverability, unlike most drones, due it is believed to the advanced US electronic systems installed by reverse engineering...
  • Cops alarmed by increase in roadwork site crashes

    07/01/2016 4:03:45 AM PDT · by Diogenesis · 20 replies
    Boston Herald ^ | July 01, 2016 | Matt Stout
    Cops alarmed by increase in roadwork site crashes Nearly 900 reckless drivers crashed through a work zone on a Bay State road or highway last year ... a 35-percent spike that has the state police colonel stepping up patrols amid fears the deadly wrecks are only going to climb ... State police also handed out 529 work-zone driving citations last year ... McKeon said he can’t pinpoint an exact reason for the spike [BUT later noted] ... The latest crash came around 3:10 a.m. yesterday, when police say 29-year-old Maria Nunes-Daveiga — whose driving record spans four pages and 38...
  • Russian marines join Hizballah in first Syrian battle

    09/24/2015 6:27:55 AM PDT · by Diogenesis · 46 replies
    DEBKA ^ | September 24, 2015
    Russian marines join Hizballah in first Syrian battle – a danger signal for US, IsraelSeptember 24, 2015 "Before dawn on Thursday, Sept. 24, Russian marines went into battle for the first time since their deployment to Syria, debkafile’s military and intelligence sources reveal. Russian Marine Brigade 810 fought with Syrian army and Hizballah special forces in an attack on ISIS forces at the Kweiris airbase, east of Aleppo. The offensive to regain Kweiris airbase that fell to ISIS in mid-June is the first step in the implementation of Russia’s operational plan for the Aleppo area. ...the Russian forces launched their...
  • Israel strikes Damascus’ military targets in retaliation for rocket fire by ‘Iran-funded militants’

    08/20/2015 7:15:40 PM PDT · by Diogenesis · 4 replies
    Russia Today ^ | Aug, 20 2015
    Israel strikes Damascus’ military targets in retaliation for rocket fire by ‘Iran-funded militants’ Smoke rises during fighting in the Druze village of Khadr in Syria "Israel has pounded with artillery and launched airstrikes against 14 Syrian military positions in Golan Heights, holding Damascus responsible for failing to prevent a rocket attack on Israeli territory which the IDF pinned on an “Iran funded Islamic Jihad” group. .... IDF also targeted Syrian 137th Regiment near Damascus. “We attacked with tanks, artillery, and one target from the air... We attacked several kilometers into Syria, five or six sites with multiple targets within each...
  • The four rockets fired on Galilee came from the new Iranian terror front on the Golan

    08/20/2015 4:49:40 PM PDT · by Diogenesis · 20 replies
    DEBKA ^ | August 20, 2015
    The four rockets fired on Galilee came from the new Iranian terror front on the Golan "Israel’s top government and military went on a high level of preparedness Tuesday, Aug. 18 in expectation of the first terrorist attack to be orchestrated by Iran from Syrian or Lebanese borders. ... Iranian Al Qods and Hizballah officers were building a new terrorist network raising Israeli suspicions that one of their plans was to seize an Israeli location or part of one and try and hold out against an Israeli counter-offensive of tanks and assault helicopters. .. three radical terrorist movements staff the...
  • Israel is working to convert Boeing 767 into a long-flight refueling tanker

    08/10/2015 3:07:43 PM PDT · by Diogenesis · 33 replies
    Debkafile Special Report ^ | August 10, 2015, 7:52 PM
    Israel is working to convert Boeing 767 into a long-flight refueling tanker "US defense and air industry sources report that the Israeli Air Force may give up on the US Boeing’s KC-46A Pegasus as its future refueling tanker for long-range flights because of delays in its delivery." "Israel had first planned to take the Pegasus to replace its converted Boeing 707 when delivery was first to the US Air Force was scheduled for August 2017. But this week, the company put the date back by another eight months and the price increased by half a billion dollars. American sources point...
  • House votes to repeal country-of-origin labeling on meat

    06/11/2015 4:27:10 PM PDT · by Diogenesis · 63 replies
    MyWay ^ | Jun 11, 2015 | MARY CLARE JALONICK
    House votes to repeal country-of-origin labeling on meat WASHINGTON (AP) — Under threat of trade retaliation from Canada and Mexico, the House has voted to to repeal a law requiring country-of-origin labels on packages of beef, pork and poultry. The World Trade Organization rejected a U.S. appeal last month, ruling the labels that say where animals were born, raised and slaughtered are discriminatory against the two U.S. border countries. Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack has said it's up to Congress to change the law to avoid retaliation from the two countries. The law was initially written at the behest of northern...
  • US and Hizballah coordinate spy drone flights over Qalamoun, share US combat intelligence

    05/23/2015 5:05:03 AM PDT · by Diogenesis · 71 replies
    DEBKA ^ | May 23, 2015, 10:56 AM
    US and Hizballah coordinate spy drone flights over Qalamoun, share US combat intelligence Another strange pair of bedfellows has turned up in one of the most critical Middle East battlefields: the United States is helping Hizballah, Iran’s Lebanese surrogate, in the battle for control of the strategic Qalamoun Mountains. ...a US special operations unit, stationed at the Hamat air base on the coast of northern Lebanon, is directing unarmed Aerosonde MK 4.7 reconnaissance drone intelligence-gathering flights over the Qalamoun Mt arena, 100 km to the west. However, it turns out that the data the US drones pass to Lebanese army...
  • Obama turns a smiling face to Israel. Biden: Iran has enough material for 8 nuclear bombs

    05/02/2015 1:17:23 PM PDT · by Diogenesis · 13 replies
    DEBKAfile ^ | May 2, 2015
    Obama turns a smiling face to Israel. Biden: Iran has enough material for 8 nuclear bombs "pRes_ _dent Barack Obama and Vice President Joe Biden have gone out of their way in the last fortnight to shower friendly gestures on Israel, Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu and even Ambassador to Washington, Ron Dermer. .... on April 23, Biden was the keynote speaker at the Israeli embassy’s Independence Day reception. ... Biden went on to warn: “Let’s not kid each other. They already have paved a path to a bomb’s worth of material. Iran could get there now if they walked away...
  • The Lausanne deal: Exercise in spin and counter-spin

    04/04/2015 4:34:50 AM PDT · by Diogenesis · 3 replies
    DEBKAfile ^ | April 4, 2015
    The Lausanne deal: Exercise in spin and counter-spin "Tehran countered with its own version the next day, after the lead Iranian negotiator Foreign Minister Mohammed Javad Zarif, dismissed the American accounting as “spin.”" The Iranian version departs substantially from President Barack Obama’s assurance of “a deal that meets our core objections ...” ..... "Iran’s version of the Lausanne deal: Iran’s nuclear program including enrichment will continue. None of Iran’s nuclear facilities or related activities will be stopped or shut down or suspended and activities will continue at Natanz, Fordow, Isfahan and Arak..... The Iranians say: The Arak heavy water research...
  • Egypt goes to war on ISIS, masses troops against Islamist Libyan stronghold at Darnah

    02/28/2015 6:21:11 AM PST · by Diogenesis · 26 replies
    DEBKAfile ^ | February 28, 2015
    "Egypt goes to war on ISIS, masses troops against Islamist Libyan stronghold at Darnah" Egyptian President Abdel-Fatteh El-Sisi has deployed his troops for all-out war on ISIS strongholds in Libya, the first Arab ruler to challenge the Islamists in a fellow Arab country .... Our Washington sources report that the Obama administration’s planned spring campaign to free Iraqi Mosul from the Islamic State’s occupation is stuck in the sand. Democratic and Republican lawmakers alike accuse the president of having no clear war strategy and of holding back from the US-led coalition the fighting manpower necessary for a successful operation. .......
  • Houthi Yemen coup moves Iran’s Middle East hegemonic ambitions forward - upheld by Washington

    02/08/2015 1:01:44 PM PST · by Diogenesis · 7 replies
    DEBKAfile ^ | February 8, 2015
    Houthi Yemen coup moves Iran’s Middle East hegemonic ambitions forward - upheld by Washington"The strings of the pro-Iranian Houthi rebels’ coup which toppled the Yemeni government in Sanaa were pulled from Tehran and Washington. US intelligence and shared US-Iranian support helped the Houthis reach their goal, which is confined for now to parts of central Yemen and all of the North.... Friday, Feb. 6, the rebels dissolved parliament and seized power in the country of 24 million. They propose to rule by a revolutionary council. ... debkafile’s Saudi intelligence sources reveal that the dominant figure of the uprising was none...
  • Romney tells donors he is considering 2016 campaign

    01/09/2015 2:47:16 PM PST · by Diogenesis · 77 replies
    Washington Post ^ | January 9 2015 | Philip Rucker and Robert Costa
    Romney tells donors he is considering 2016 campaign Mitt Romney, the 2012 Republican presidential nominee, told Republican donors in New York on Friday that he is seriously considering a third presidential campaign in 2016, ... “I believe Mitt Romney is too much of a patriot to sit on the sidelines ... Zwick said.... Romney’s move, first reported by the Wall Street Journal, comes as former Florida governor Jeb Bush is swiftly snatching up major party donors and operatives as he prepares for an all-but-certain presidential campaign. The former Massachusetts governor held a lengthy meeting on Friday with about 30 major...
  • Syrian rebel Yarmouk Brigades ditch US and Israel allies, defect to ISIS

    12/18/2014 9:43:15 AM PST · by Diogenesis · 55 replies
    DEBKAfile ^ | December 17, 2014
    Syrian rebel Yarmouk Brigades ditch US and Israel allies, defect to ISIS The Syrian rebel militia Al Yarmouk Shuhada Brigades, backed and trained for two years by US officers, mostly CIA experts, in Jordan, and supported by the Israeli army, has abruptly dumped these sponsors and joined up with the Islamic State in Iraq and Syria, debkafile’s exclusive military and counter-terrorism sources reveal. The sudden defection of this 2,000-strong anti-Assad force leaves IDF defense formations on the Golan, US and Jordanian deployments in the northern part of the kingdom, and pro-Western rebel conquests in southern Syria in danger of collapse....
  • Some Ebola Patients Should Get Placebo in Drug Tests: FDA

    11/05/2014 9:22:05 AM PST · by Diogenesis · 38 replies
    Bloomberg ^ | November 5, 2014
    Some Ebola Patients Should Get Placebo in Drug Tests: FDA "Edward Cox, director of the FDA’s Office of Antimicrobial Products, said Wednesday that some patients with Ebola need to forgo potentially life-saving treatments so researchers can see how they fare compared to those who receive the experimental drugs .... Cox noted that randomised studies would be "challenging," but they are necessary ..."