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  • US Spy Images Indicate Iran Will Fire Satellite Into Space On Revolution Day (Feb 10-11)

    02/07/2017 2:39:34 PM PST · by drewh · 31 replies
    Debkfiles ^ | February 7, 2017, 6:52 PM (IDT)
    Iran is preparing to celebrate the 38th anniversary of the Islamic Revolution next weekend by launching a satellite into space from the Safir vehicle, according to images obtained by US spy satellites from Iran’s launch sites.Safir was the first vehicle used to launch Iran’s first satellite into orbit in February 2009. In response to US President Donald Trump’s warning to stop missile tests, supreme leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei said Tuesday: “The Iranian people will respond to his words on Feb, 10 and show how they stand up to such threats.” The satellite launch is expected to take place the next...
  • 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...
  • Ayatollah Khamenei is Dead, but Remains Alive [DEBKA]

    06/25/2016 2:08:08 PM PDT · by Jumper · 259 replies
    Debka ^ | June 25,2016 | self
    Ayatollah Khamenei reported Dead
  • US-Russian marines set up bridgehead in E. Libya for campaign against ISIS

    01/24/2016 6:13:42 AM PST · by PIF · 17 replies
    DebkaFile ^ | January 23, 2016, 6:25 PM (IDT) | DEBKAfile Exclusive Report
    President Barack Obama resolved earlier this month, much to the surprise of Washington insiders, to open a third anti-terror front in Libya to eradicate the Islamic Front’s tightening grip on the country. This top-secret decision was first revealed by DEBKA Weekly 692 on Jan. 1. --snip-- At the peak of the assault, large-scale US, British and French marines will land on shore for an operation first billed as the largest allied war landing since the 1952 Korean War. The attachment of Russian forces was negotiated later. According to this scenario, one group will be dropped ashore from the Gulf of...
  • Head of Iran’s Revolutionary Guards’ Israel intelligence desk is executed as Israeli spy

    08/16/2015 4:41:52 PM PDT · by Dave346 · 18 replies
    DEBKAfile ^ | 8:22 AM EDT
    Highly credible Iranian exile sources in Europe have revealed to debkafile that the Director of the Israel Desk of the Revolutionary Guards clandestine service was executed by a firing squad in late June or early July after he was accused of spying for Israel. Aged 46, Seyyed Ahmed Dabiri was his codename. His real name is not known. The sources report that he was tried by a Guards martial court and found guilty of tipping Israel off on classified information, including the movements of Iranian military commanders in Syria, Iranian arms shipments to Syria and arms convoys bound for Hizballah...
  • 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...
  • Iran buys 100 Russian refueling aircraft for its air force to reach any point in the Mid East

    07/22/2015 9:00:06 AM PDT · by rickmichaels · 45 replies
    Debka ^ | July 22, 2015
    In defiance of the international arms embargo, Iran last week placed an order with Moscow for a huge fleet of 100 Russian IL78 MKI tanker aircraft (NATO: Midas) for refueling its air force in mid-flight, thereby extending its range to 7,300 km. This is reported exclusively by DEBKAfile from its military and intelligence sources. The transaction runs contrary to the terms of the nuclear accord the six world powers and Iran signed in Vienna earlier this month. These tanker planes can simultaneously refuel six to eight warplanes. Their acquisition brings Israel, 1.200km away – as well the rest of the...
  • Israeli policymakers' alarming over-reliance on Egypt to grapple with Hamas and ISIS

    07/03/2015 5:03:32 PM PDT · by kindred · 3 replies
    http://www.debka.com ^ | July 3, 2015 | unknown
    Egyptian troops battle ISIS in Sinai The statements coming from different Israeli spokesmen this week were not just at dangerous variance with the actual events but with one another, when it came to Egypt’s massive confrontation this week with ISIS close to Israel’s border, a fresh round of Palestinian West Bank anti-Israel terror and the ambivalent role played by Hamas extremists in all these events. Coordinator of Government Activities in the Territories, Maj. Gen. Yoav Mordechai said in an Al Jazeera interview Thursday, July 2, that Israel had “clear evidence” of Hamas aiding the offensive the Islamic State’s Sinai affiliate...
  • Unconfirmed: Huge explosion kills hundreds in central Tehran

    05/24/2015 1:56:32 PM PDT · by Dave346 · 96 replies
    DEBKAfile ^ | 4:09 PM (EDT)
    According to first unconfirmed reports, central Tehran was hit Sunday night with massive blasts leaving many hundreds of people dead. Witnesses report heavy Revolutionary Guards and Basij forces speeding to the area. Thee are also reports of explosions in the southern Iranian town of Isfahan - also unconfirmed.
  • US Surrender On Breakout Time To Bomb Leads To Nuclear Deal Breakthrough (debka)

    04/01/2015 12:20:25 PM PDT · by drewh · 38 replies
    Debkafiles ^ | March 29, 2015, 1:53 PM (IDT)
    resident Barack Obama and John Kerry promised that the nuclear deal to be signed with Iran in Switzerland this week will give the world powers a year’s warning after the Islamic Republic’s breakout up to an operational weapon. Intelligence sources disclose that, to clinch the framework deal in Lausanne, even this concession, which imperils Israel, the Gulf and the Middle East at large, was not enough. In a further surrender, the president authorized the US delegation to fall back again on the space granted the world powers for reacting to breakthrough, dropping it from a year to six or seven...
  • 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. .......
  • Syrian army tears through the south to sweep Iran and Hizballah up to Israel’s Golan doorstep

    02/11/2015 4:31:59 PM PST · by tired&retired · 12 replies
    DEBKA ^ | February 11, 2015 | Debka
    The large-scale offensive the Syrian army launched in southern Syria Sunday, Feb. 8 – the broadest in that region in the nearly-four year conflict – heralded Act III of the Iranian-Hizballah drive for a position on Israel’s Golan border, DEBKAfile’s military sources report. Israel curtailed Act I on Jan 18 with an air strike which killed a dozen Iranian and Hizballah officers scooping out the Golan town of Quneitra for their new base. Among them were the commander of Iranian forces in Syria, Revolutionary Guards general Mohamad Ali Allah Dadi and a senior Hizballah officer Ali al-Tabtabani. This cut short...
  • Israel and Egypt forewarned of synchronized ISIS-Sinai assaults in both countries

    02/10/2015 5:40:24 AM PST · by tired&retired · 5 replies
    DEBKA ^ | February 9 2015 | DEBKA
    Intelligence gathered by Egypt and Israel attest to the former Ansar Bait al-Maqdis - now reborn as the Islamic State’s operational arm in Sinai – being well into advanced preparations for a large-scale terrorist offensive targeting Israel forces manning the Egyptian frontier, along with a string of Egyptian targets across Sinai up to and including the Suez Canal and Cairo. According to DEBKAfile’s counter-terrorism sources, the Islamist group was so elated by the outcome of its multiple attacks on Jan. 29, which left at least 40 Egyptian soldiers dead and more than 100 injured in Sinai and Suez towns, that...
  • 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...
  • ISIS kills Iranian elite al Qods unit commander in Iraq, reports deaths of 555 Iranian officers

    01/13/2015 3:26:49 AM PST · by PIF · 19 replies
    Debkafile ^ | January 13, 2015, 11:38 AM (IDT) | DEBKAfile Exclusive Report
    ... It was the most striking feat of the ISIS’s new tactic, which is to go for the top commanders of enemy forces in order to throw them into disarray and undermine their morale. Norouzi was the second Iranian general fighting in Iraq to succumb to this tactic.
  • 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....
  • Salehi’s Arak “deal” – cover-up for 1,300 kg enriched uranium smuggled to Parchin for secret upgrade

    04/20/2014 7:04:27 AM PDT · by Dave346 · 2 replies
    Debka file ^ | April 20, 2014, 11:02 AM (IDT)
    Tehran’s trickery and tactics of misdirection were on full show Saturday, April 19, when Iran’s Vice President Ali Akbar Salehi offered “to redesign” the controversial Arak reactor so that it produces one-fifth of the plutonium initially planned and his claim that this concession had “virtually resolved” Iran’s controversy with the West. But the giveaway was his mock-innocent comment: “We still don’t know why they [nuclear watchdog inspectors] want to visit Parchin for a third time…” Debkafile: For three years, Tehran has denied monitors of the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) access to this military facility to investigate suspected nuclear explosive...
  • Israeli troop exit from Gaza without achieving all goals bodes war of attrition (84 rockets today)

    08/02/2014 1:58:03 PM PDT · by Dave346 · 14 replies
    DEBKAfile ^ | August 2, 2014, 11:27 PM (IDT)
    As the first Israel troops began pulling out of the Gaza Strip Saturday night, Aug. 2, Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu pledged that Operation Defense Edge would continue until security and calm are restored to all Israel’s citizens – however long it takes. But in his televised news conference, he also said: “The IDF will deploy according to the needs of Israel’s security – and only Israel’s security.” After expressing deep gratitude to the American people and its leaders for their support, Netanyahuu underlined the importance of the links Israel had established with regional countries as a great asset for the...
  • Saudi armed forces on high preparedness. Egyptian troops ready to defend kingdom

    06/26/2014 10:17:04 AM PDT · by tired&retired · 6 replies
    Debka ^ | June 26, 2014 | Debka
    Thursday, June 26, the day before US Secretary of State John Kerry was due in Riyadh, King Abdullah summoned a National Security Council meeting “upon the current security events in the region, especially in Iraq,” and ordered “all necessary measures to protect the kingdom against terrorist threats.” This meant a general call-up of military units for a high level of preparedness. DEBKAfile’s military sources disclose that Egypt is assembling an expeditionary commando force to fly to Saudi Arabia and bolster its border defenses. This flurry of Saudi-Egyptian military steps comes in the wake of intelligence gathered by Saudi reconnaissance planes...
  • Saudis parade nuclear missiles for the first time in defiance of US-Iranian nuclear accord

    04/29/2014 1:38:12 PM PDT · by aimhigh · 39 replies
    DEBKAfile ^ | 04/29/2014 | Debkafile
    Saudi Arabia became the first Middle East nation to publicly exhibit its nuclear-capable missiles. The long-range, liquid propellant DF-3 ballistic missile (NATO designated CSS-2), purchased from China 27 years ago, was displayed for the first time at a Saudi military parade Tuesday, April 29, in the eastern military town of Hafar Al-Batin, at the junction of the Saudi-Kuwaiti-Iraqi borders. . . . . . The West has no information about when the new Chinese missiles were delivered to Saudi Arabia. The presence of the top Pakistani soldier at the parade of military and nuclear hardware was meant as corroboration of...