Monthly Archives: February 2015

Egypt bombs ISIS targets in Libya after video of 21 Copts beheaded. Ten Egyptians earlier killed in Sinai

Egyptian air strikes bombed Islamic State targets in Libya at dawn Mon. Feb. 16, hours after a video was released showing the mass beheadings of 21 Egyptian Christians. The targets were officially described as “Islamic State camps, training sites and … Continue reading

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Information about the US-Iranian nuclear dialogue is no longer “sensitive.” For Obama it’s a done deal

Some US and Israeli media have reported that the Obama administration reduced the exchange with Israel of sensitive information about its nuclear negotiations with Iran – because Binyamin Netanyahu has leaked “details of the US position to the media.” This … Continue reading

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Damascus: Rebels confer with Israel on defending Quneitra

Damascus: Rebels confer with Israel on defending Quneitra DEBKAfileFebruary 18, 2015, 9:04 AM (IDT) DEBKAfile: Even in stormy winter conditions, the Syrian army continued Wednesday to press forward with Iranian, Hizballah and imported Afghani and Pakistani Shiite forces towards the … Continue reading

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US, Taliban in first formal talks on Afghanistan peace

US, Taliban in first formal talks on Afghanistan peace DEBKAfileFebruary 19, 2015, 11:28 AM (IDT) Two days of peace talks between the US and Afghan Taliban began in Doha, Qatar Thursday after strenuous Pakistani efforts at mediation. This was the … Continue reading

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Syrian “friendly fire” kills scores of Iranian, Hizballah soldiers on way to Golan

The Syrian army’s 9th Division mistakenly directed artillery and missile fire on Iranian, Hizballah and its own forces Wednesday, Feb. 18 during their push from southern Syria towards the Golan. This is reported by debkafile’s military and intelligence sources. A … Continue reading

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French police inspect hundreds of vandalized graves at Sarre-Union Jewish cemetery

French police inspect hundreds of vandalized graves at Sarre-Union Jewish cemetery Reuters Five adolescents aged 15 to 17 have been taken into custody in eastern France for questioning over a massive vandalism attack against Jewish graves, a local prosecutor said on … Continue reading

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Tony Blair, the Quartet’s Middle East envoy, on Sunday called on Hamas

Quartet envoy Tony Blair visits Gaza City Reuters Former British Prime Minister Tony Blair, the Quartet’s Middle East envoy, on Sunday called on Hamas to clarify whether it is part of a “broader Islamist movement with regional designs” or if … Continue reading

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