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 2020-02-17 17:50 

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US offers Iraq partial troop withdrawal in secret talks...

Washington is prepared to withdraw US troops posted in some Shiite regions of Iraq, including Balad, and reduce numbers in The post US offers Iraq partial troop withdrawal in secret talks appeared first on DEBKAfile ....

 2020-02-17 17:39 

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Russian special forces guard Syria's Aleppo-Damascus highway...

For the first time since Moscow intervened in the Syrian war, Russian special forces are guarding the Highway 5 link The post Russian special forces guard Syria's Aleppo-Damascus highway appeared first on DEBKAfile ....

 2020-02-17 11:05 

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Israelis aboard coronavirus ship to be evacuated on Wednesday...

Senior Health Ministry official Prof. Itamar Grotto told the Israelis stranded on the Diamond Princess cruise ship that they will The post Israelis aboard coronavirus ship to be evacuated on Wednesday appeared first on DEBKAfile ....

 2020-02-16 15:10 

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Hamas spied on Israeli soldiers by planting alluring images on their mobiles...

Hamas spyware infected the mobiles of hundreds of soldiers with images of fictitious young women to tempt them into unloading The post Hamas spied on Israeli soldiers by planting alluring images on their mobiles appeared first on DEBKAfile ....

 2020-02-16 15:10 

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Hamas spied on Israeli soldiers by planting alluring images on their mobiles...

Hamas spyware infected the mobiles of hundreds of soldiers with images of fictitious young women to tempt them into unloading The post Hamas spied on Israeli soldiers by planting alluring images on their mobiles appeared first on DEBKAfile ....

 2020-02-16 11:04 

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If Russia can't curb Iran in Syria, the Saudis ask: How can Israel?...

The Saudi paper Sharq al-Awsat reported on Feb. 15 that the Russians had given up on curbing Iran's military presence The post If Russia can't curb Iran in Syria, the Saudis ask: How can Israel? appeared first on DEBKAfile ....

 2020-02-16 11:04 

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If Russia can't curb Iran in Syria, the Saudis ask: How can Israel?...

The Saudi paper Sharq al-Awsat reported on Feb. 15 that the Russians had given up on curbing Iran's military presence The post If Russia can't curb Iran in Syria, the Saudis ask: How can Israel? appeared first on DEBKAfile ....

 2020-02-16 08:36 

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Three Israeli cruise ship passengers infected with coronavirus...

Israel's health ministry confirms that three of the 15 Israelis aboard the Diamond Princess cruise ship docked opposite Japan have The post Three Israeli cruise ship passengers infected with coronavirus appeared first on DEBKAfile ....

 2020-02-16 08:36 

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Three Israeli cruise ship passengers infected with coronavirus...

Israel's health ministry confirms that three of the 15 Israelis aboard the Diamond Princess cruise ship docked opposite Japan have The post Three Israeli cruise ship passengers infected with coronavirus appeared first on DEBKAfile ....

 2020-02-16 06:59 

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Rockets "impact" US embassy area in Baghdad...

Several rockets early Sunday struck Baghdad's Green Zone diplomatic zone that houses the US embassy. On Saturday, a senior US The post Rockets "impact" US embassy area in Baghdad appeared first on DEBKAfile ....

 2020-02-16 06:59 

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Rockets "impact" US embassy area in Baghdad...

Several rockets early Sunday struck Baghdad's Green Zone diplomatic zone that houses the US embassy. On Saturday, a senior US The post Rockets "impact" US embassy area in Baghdad appeared first on DEBKAfile ....

 2020-02-16 06:35 

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IDF strikes Hamas compounds in Gaza, revokes concessions...

Several Hamas compounds were attacked by Israeli jets and helicopters in central Gaza overnight Saturday in reprisal for Palestinian twin The post IDF strikes Hamas compounds in Gaza, revokes concessions appeared first on DEBKAfile ....

 2020-02-16 06:35 

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IDF strikes Hamas compounds in Gaza, revokes concessions...

Several Hamas compounds were attacked by Israeli jets and helicopters in central Gaza overnight Saturday in reprisal for Palestinian twin The post IDF strikes Hamas compounds in Gaza, revokes concessions appeared first on DEBKAfile ....

 2020-02-15 18:57 

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Two rockets from Gaza aimed at Eshkol region...

Two rockets from Gaza landed Saturday night on open land near Kissufim. No injuries are reported. The post Two rockets from Gaza aimed at Eshkol region appeared first on DEBKAfile ....

 2020-02-15 18:57 

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Two rockets from Gaza aimed at Eshkol region...

Two rockets from Gaza landed Saturday night on open land near Kissufim. No injuries are reported. The post Two rockets from Gaza aimed at Eshkol region appeared first on DEBKAfile ....

 2020-02-14 16:33 

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Germany backs Israel in denying Hague court jurisdiction...

On Friday, Germany filed a petition with the International Criminal Court in the Hague in support of Israel's contention that, The post Germany backs Israel in denying Hague court jurisdiction appeared first on DEBKAfile ....

 2020-02-14 08:12 

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Israel missiles reported striking Damascus targets, killing seven...

Syrian state TV reported that several missiles from the Golan early Thursday struck Iranian ammunition depots near western Damascus. Rebel The post Israel missiles reported striking Damascus targets, killing seven appeared first on DEBKAfile ....

 2020-02-13 17:33 

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Iran bars 9,000 candidates from running in parliament vote...

Iran's Feb. 21 parliamentary election comes amid peak tension with the US. Some 7,000 remain toe campaign for 290 seats The post Iran bars 9,000 candidates from running in parliament vote appeared first on DEBKAfile ....

 2020-02-13 17:23 

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NATO chief: Iraq asks us to stay in the country...

NATO Secy-Gen. Jens Stollenberg told defense ministers meeting in Brussels on Thursday: "The Iraqi government has given NATO the green The post NATO chief: Iraq asks us to stay in the country appeared first on DEBKAfile ....

 2020-02-13 17:14 

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IDF establish new Iran Command in multi-year Plan...

A major general will head the new Iran Command to be set up under the multi-year plan announced on Thursday The post IDF establish new Iran Command in multi-year Plan appeared first on DEBKAfile ....

 2020-02-13 12:14 

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Another round of exploding balloons reaches Eshkol region...

After Hamas put out a statement announcing the suspension of its incendiary balloon campaign against Israel, a fresh round of The post Another round of exploding balloons reaches Eshkol region appeared first on DEBKAfile ....

 2020-02-13 12:06 

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Israel freezes ties with UN HCHR over blacklist...

Denouncing the UN High Commissioner for Human Rights blacklisting of 112 businesses operating in Judea and Samaria, Prime Minister Binyamin The post Israel freezes ties with UN HCHR over blacklist appeared first on DEBKAfile ....

 2020-02-13 07:24 

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Israel asks Japan to take 15 Israelis off coronavirus cruise ship...

The Foreign Ministry has asked the Japanese government to take the 15 Israeli passengers off the Diamond Princess cruise ship The post Israel asks Japan to take 15 Israelis off coronavirus cruise ship appeared first on DEBKAfile ....

 2020-02-11 15:49 

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Turkish-backed rebels down Syrian helicopter...

Amid spiraling clashes in the Syrian northwestern province of Idlib, Turkish-backed rebels Tuesday shot down a Syrian Mi-17 helicopter near The post Turkish-backed rebels down Syrian helicopter appeared first on DEBKAfile ....

 2020-02-11 15:38 

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Israel to Hamas: First make good on pledge to halt balloon offensive...

Palestinian sources report that Hamas leaders promised Egyptian mediators visiting the Gaza Strip to halt the incendiary balloon offensive against The post Israel to Hamas: First make good on pledge to halt balloon offensive appeared first on DEBKAfile ....

 2020-02-11 10:23 

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Russian team leaves Ankara without Idlib deal...

Turkish sources report that the Russian team holding talks sine Saturday in Ankara on halting the Turkish-Syrian clashes in Idlib The post Russian team leaves Ankara without Idlib deal appeared first on DEBKAfile ....

 2020-02-11 10:00 

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Saudi-Qatar talks on their dispute break down...

Talks for resolving the bitter Gulf rift broke down on Tuesday shortly after they started. Qatar sought to end the The post Saudi-Qatar talks on their dispute break down appeared first on DEBKAfile ....

 2020-02-11 09:48 

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A cluster of balloons tied to pipe bomb lands near kibbutz preschool...

Police sappers dismantled a small pipe bomb attached to a cluster of balloons from the Gaza Strip which landed outside The post A cluster of balloons tied to pipe bomb lands near kibbutz preschool appeared first on DEBKAfile ....

 2020-02-10 16:07 

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Five Turkish soldiers killed in Syrian artillery attack in Idlib...

Syrian shells struck a Turkish observation post at Taftanaz airbase in the opposition-held part of Idlib province of northwest Syria The post Five Turkish soldiers killed in Syrian artillery attack in Idlib appeared first on DEBKAfile ....

 2020-02-10 14:17 

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Russia ramps up complaints that Israel raids endanger civilians, could prompt war with Syria...

Russian ambassador to Damascus, Alexander Yevimov, warned on Monday, Feb. 10 that Israeli raids "are provocative and very dangerous for The post Russia ramps up complaints that Israel raids endanger civilians, could prompt war with Syria appeared firs...

 2020-02-09 20:06 

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Supreme Court overturns decision to ban Arab MK Heba Yzbak...

In a narrow vote of 5:4, Israel's supreme court on Sunday approved MK Heba Yazbak's run for re-election on the The post Supreme Court overturns decision to ban Arab MK Heba Yzbak appeared first on DEBKAfile ....

 2020-02-09 19:56 

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Iran fails in fourth attempt to put a satellite into orbit...

"It was launched with success and ... we have reached most our aims ... but the 'Zafar' satellite did not The post Iran fails in fourth attempt to put a satellite into orbit appeared first on DEBKAfile ....

 2020-02-09 11:22 

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The cabinet earmarks NIS 35m for security upgrade in Ashkelon...

The government approved Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu's plan to earmark NIS 35 million (app $10m) in Ashkelon, a town regularly The post The cabinet earmarks NIS 35m for security upgrade in Ashkelon appeared first on DEBKAfile ....

 2020-02-09 09:17 

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Ambassador Friedman: Unilateral Israel annexation endangers US recognition...

US ambassador to Israel David Friedman in first warning to Israel on Sunday: "Unilateral action" by Israel to annex parts The post Ambassador Friedman: Unilateral Israel annexation endangers US recognition appeared first on DEBKAfile ....

 2020-02-08 15:38 

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A Thai soldier kills 20 people in gun rampage...

A junior officer of the Thai army killed his commanding officer on Saturday before grabbing weapons and ammo from a The post A Thai soldier kills 20 people in gun rampage appeared first on DEBKAfile ....

 2020-02-08 15:27 

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Syrian army holds 9 Turkish Idlib outposts to siege ready for showdown battle...

The Syrian army has boxed in 9 of the 12 Turkish outposts set up in the northwest province of Idlib, The post Syrian army holds 9 Turkish Idlib outposts to siege ready for showdown battle appeared first on DEBKAfile ....

 2020-02-08 08:15 

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Trump fires two pro-impeachment witnesses...

After he was acquitted of impeachment charges by the Senate, US President Donald Trump on Friday dismissed two senior officials The post Trump fires two pro-impeachment witnesses appeared first on DEBKAfile ....

 2020-02-08 07:57 

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China updates coronavirus figures to 722 dead, 34,546 infected...

More than $100m worth of US medical assistance has been pledged to China and other countries affected by the corona The post China updates coronavirus figures to 722 dead, 34,546 infected appeared first on DEBKAfile ....

 2020-02-08 07:47 

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US House Democrats blast Trump peace plan...

About 100 Democratic members of Congress signed on to a letter protesting the content and timing of the Israel-Palestinian peace The post US House Democrats blast Trump peace plan appeared first on DEBKAfile ....

 2020-02-08 07:38 

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Palestinian killed near Tulkarm in mob clash with Israel troops...

In continuing Palestinian riots on Friday, a fourth Palestinian was killed by Israel troops fending off a mass onslaught of The post Palestinian killed near Tulkarm in mob clash with Israel troops appeared first on DEBKAfile ....

 2020-02-07 07:16 

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Troops turn back Muslim worshipers' buses heading for Temple Mount...

Police turned back several buses bringing Muslim worshipers from northern Israel to Temple Mount early Friday morning. They acted on The post Troops turn back Muslim worshipers' buses heading for Temple Mount appeared first on DEBKAfile ....

 2020-02-07 07:01 

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Russia: Israel endangered civilian flight in purported air strike near Damascus...

The Russian Defense Ministry Thursday said a purported Israeli air strike near Damascus endangered a civilian Airbus-320 with 172 passengers The post Russia: Israel endangered civilian flight in purported air strike near Damascus appeared first on DEBKAfi...

 2020-02-06 20:25 

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Terrorist car-rammer who injured 14 soldiers is captured...

IDF special forces and the Shin Bet captured the terrorist who crashed a car into a group of soldiers in The post Terrorist car-rammer who injured 14 soldiers is captured appeared first on DEBKAfile ....

 2020-02-06 19:20 

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Qatar Invests a 5bn euro Fortune in a Submarine Fleet and Helicopter Carrier...

Qatar is about to reshuffle the naval balance in the region by becoming the first Gulf nation to acquire a The post Qatar Invests a 5bn euro Fortune in a Submarine Fleet and Helicopter Carrier appeared first on DEBKAfile ....

 2020-02-06 19:20 

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Israel's Political Blocs Can't Puncture Voter Apathy Ahead of March 2 Ballot...

In the final weeks leading up to Israel's third general election in a year, the Israeli voter has had his The post Israel's Political Blocs Can't Puncture Voter Apathy Ahead of March 2 Ballot appeared first on DEBKAfile ....

 2020-02-06 19:20 

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Turkey Ramps up Violence in Syria's Idlib ahead of Crucial Battle for Libyan Tripoli...

Turkey's drive to dominate the Mediterranean went into high gear in a major clash on Monday, Feb. 3, in the The post Turkey Ramps up Violence in Syria's Idlib ahead of Crucial Battle for Libyan Tripoli appeared first on DEBKAfile ....

 2020-02-06 19:20 

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US to Fortify Iraq Bases with Missile & Rocket Defenses without Baghdad's Permission...

The highest-ranking US officer to visit Baghdad since the Qassem Soleimani assassination on Jan. 3, US Marine Gen. Frank McKenzie, The post US to Fortify Iraq Bases with Missile & Rocket Defenses without Baghdad's Permission appeared first on DEBKAfil...

 2020-02-06 19:20 

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US & Israel Expected Too Much from Trump Peace Plan. Abu Mazen Profited...

In the weeks since President Donald Trump launched his "Deal of the Century," as a cure-all for the intractable Israel-Palestinian The post US & Israel Expected Too Much from Trump Peace Plan. Abu Mazen Profited appeared first on DEBKAfile ....

 2020-02-06 13:55 

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Israeli soldier wounded in Palestinian drive-by shooting outside Dolev...

In the third Palestinian shooting attack of the day, an Israeli soldier was slightly injured on Thursday from shots fired The post Israeli soldier wounded in Palestinian drive-by shooting outside Dolev appeared first on DEBKAfile ....

 2020-02-06 11:59 

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Israeli troops under fierce attack in Jenin kill two Palestinians...

A Palestinian policeman and a civilian were shot dead in Jenin on Thursday by Israel forces under deadly attack. The The post Israeli troops under fierce attack in Jenin kill two Palestinians appeared first on DEBKAfile ....

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