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  • Pompeo Gives 'Thumbs Up' for Israel to Counter Russian-Backed Iranian Drive in Syria

    04/29/2018 3:43:16 PM PDT · by ethom · 9 replies
    US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo and Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu sat down on Sunday, April 29 in Tel Aviv to discuss the Iranian threat, a Russian-backed Syrian force struck across the Euphrates to capture a string of US-backed fortified Kurdish SDF villages. This incursion of a key US area of influence region in eastern Syria, if confirmed, would rip up a key element of the US-Russian de-confliction zones accord and provide Iran with a springboard for a leap up to the Iraqi border. Pompeo, on his first Middle East Trip as Secretary of State, reiterated in Tel Aviv –...
  • US, France, UK Prepare Air, Navy Units for Sustained Multi Day Assault in Syria Against Iran

    04/10/2018 6:23:27 PM PDT · by ethom · 31 replies
    Debkafiles ^ | Apr 10, 2018 @ 11:04
    US President Donald Trump’s “major decision” on Syria is contingent on the rallying of sufficient air and naval strength and allied participation. Military sources report that the only US warship immediately available for the promised US military response to Bashar Assad’s use of chemical weapons in Douma is the guided missile destroyer USS Donald Cook, which sailed from Larnaca Monday, April 9, on its way to the eastern Mediterranean. The USS Iwo Jima strike group, which visited Haifa last month, is now cruising in the Arabian Sea, days away from the scene, whereas the Harry S. Truman Carrier Strike Group...
  • French Special Ops Deploy, Join President Trump’s Stop-Turkey Line in Syria

    04/04/2018 7:29:36 PM PDT · by ethom · 20 replies
    French special operations troops have moved into two US Syrian bases, Manbij and Remelin, as the US boosts its lines against Turkey. While US President Donald Trump was saying Tuesday, April 3, that he would “decide very quickly” to remove US troops from Syria, our exclusive military sources report that US Marines were heading toward the northern Syrian town of Manbij as reinforcements against Turkish inroads. They took up positions along the Sajur River, one of the three tributaries that feed the Euphrates River in Syria from sources in Turkey. This action blocked the Turkish army’s land access to Manbij,...
  • Turkey out of NATO? Last Unanswered Question

    03/25/2018 6:29:01 PM PDT · by Randall_S · 18 replies
    USA Transnational Report ^ | March 25, 2018 | Wallace Bruschweiler & William Palumbo
    U.S. Moves Military out of Qatar & Turkey This past Thursday, Debka reported that the U.S. military has liquidated its two major air bases in the Middle East, at Incirlik (Turkey) and Al-Udeid (Qatar). Various facilities and capabilities will be moved: from Qatar to Saudi Arabia, and from Turkey to various friendly Middle Eastern countries. Air bases are designed to be liquidated and relocated in a short period of time. For historical context, we recall a similar event in the past. In 1969, King Idris of Libya was undergoing surgery in Athens, Greece. Taking advantage of his absence, Col. Muammar...
  • Russia foils massive attack on its Syrian bases by electronically “controlling” 6 drones

    01/08/2018 3:31:43 PM PST · by Diogenesis · 21 replies
    Debka ^ | Jan 8, 2018
    Russia foils massive attack on its Syrian bases by electronically “controlling” 6 drones, downing seven The Defense Ministry in Moscow revealed on Monday, Jan. 8: A massive terrorist drone attack on Russian military and naval bases in Syria was thwarted by electronic measures and anti-air weapon fire. The statement said that overnight on Jan. 6, Syrian “militants” (terrorists) sent a large swarm of unmanned aerial vehicles to attack Russia’s Tartus Naval base and Khmeimim air base. Russian defenses took control of six drones and its Pantsir-S1 anti-aircraft missile and gun system shot down another seven. .... they used electronic measures...
  • 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.