346 articles tagged "Hizballah"
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Iran’s army chief takes command in Syria
DEBKAfile Exclusive Report May 2, 2016

The chief of staff of the Iranian military, Maj. Gen. Hassan Firouzabadi, arrived in Damascus on April 30 to assume direct command of the Iranian and Hizballah forces fighting in Syria, debkafile’s military and intelligence sources report. His arrival shifts Iran intervention in Syria into high gear.  

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Israel Is Left with Iranian, Hizballah Forces up to Its Border
DEBKAfile Exclusive Report March 17, 2016

Israel is left worse off by the Russian expedition to Syria and its partial termination, which leave Iranian and Hizballah forces at dangerously close quarters on its Golan border.

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New Iron Dome version can destroy tunnels
DEBKAfile Exclusive Report March 11, 2016

Israel has started testing a secret new weapon for defeating the tunnel systems, which the Palestinian Hamas and Hizballah are busy digging for surprise attacks against Israel. Western sources reported Friday, March 11, that the new weapon, dubbed the “Underground Iron Dome,” can detect a tunnel, then send in a moving missile to blow it up.

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Sidelined in Syria, Saudis Target Hizballah on Its Lebanese Home Ground
DEBKAfile Exclusive Report March 3, 2016

Saudi Arabia has opened a new front in Lebanon against Shiite Iran and Hizballah, after being warned off by Russia and the US from intervention in Syria.

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Hizballah launches Chemicals & Dirty Bombs program at secret Syrian site
DEBKAfile Exclusive Report March 2, 2016

The Syrian town of Zabadani is the site of Hizballah’s new secret program for the development of chemical weapons and dirty bombs, debkafile reveals. Syrian and Iranian engineers and technicians are developing the chemical weapons and foreign experts were hired from outside the Middle East to help build radioactive weapons.

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Secret Hizballah Chemical Arms, Dirty Bombs Complex in Syria
DEBKAfile Exclusive Report February 25, 2016

Hizballah has converted the former resort town of Zabadani into a fortified compound for the secret manufacture of chemical weapons and dirty bombs.

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Close Air-Ground Coordination Is Russia’s Secret Weapon in Syria
DEBKAfile Exclusive Report February 18, 2016

The Russians don’t waste time and money on training local troops as professional soldiers but adjust their aerial campaign tactics to the capabilities of the local ground forces available.

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Some Israeli Generals Are Strangely Prone to “Russification”
DEBKAfile Exclusive Report February 4, 2016

The controversy in top Israel military and defense circles centers on the advantages and dangers of Russia’s military intervention in Syria.

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Israel’s leaders opt to avoid action on three menacing fronts
DEBKAfile Exclusive Analysis February 1, 2016

Israel’s leaders are clinging to lame locutions – “good judgment and responsibility” - to avoid military action for dealing with the crisis situations fast coming to a head on three extremely dangerous fronts: armed Palestinian terrorists are now tying up traffic on a major highway to the Israeli capital; southern Syria is sliding into the control of Hizballah after this Iranian proxy was permitted to amass 100,000 missiles in S. Lebanon; and, this week, Israelis living near the Gaza Strip could hear Palestinians building terror tunnels under their homes.
 

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First Palestinian-Hizballah Deal as Operational Partners
DEBKAfile Exclusive Report January 28, 2016

Mahmoud Abbas is dancing for the first time with Hizballah. He has taken up the proposal to set up militias in Lebanon’s Palestinian refugee camps, partly modeled on the deal he is discussing with the Israeli government for militias in Jerusalem’s Palestinian suburbs and camps.

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Russians let Hizballah into Daraa, breaking their promise to Israel
DEBKAfile Exclusive Report January 28, 2016

On Wednesday, Jan. 27 a large Hizballah force entered the southern Syrian town of Daraa, a critically dangerous event for Israel’s security. The way to the town, which lies near the Jordanian border and across from the Israeli Golan, was opened before Hizballah by none other than Russian forces. This was a blatant violation of President Vladimir Putin’s commitments to Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu and Jordanian King Abdullah, not to permit Iranian and Iran-backed forces reach their borders in consequence of Russia’s military intervention in the Syria war. 

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Eisenkot Wants Better Strategic Intelligence to deal with ISIS
DEBKAfile Exclusive Report January 21, 2016

Israel’s Chief of Staff complains that the strategic intelligence supplied by IDF MI is not good enough for coping with ISIS. He fears that a tactical ISIS attack may blow up into a strategic problem without warning.

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Saudi Tehran embassy torched
Iran-Saudi crisis spurs Hizballah strike on Israel
DEBKAfile Exclusive Analysis January 4, 2016

Not only did the Saudis execute the prominent Shiite cleric Nimr al-Nimr as a terrorist, but they put him to death together with Sunni terrorists, an unpardonable act which enraged Iran’s supreme leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei to the point of threatening the Saudi royal family with “divine revenge.” Tehran also noted Prime Minister Netanyahu’s reference to Sunni and Shiite terrorist threats alike besetting Israel, and inferred that a counter-Tehran alliance may be in the making between Saudi Arabia and Israel, and possibly Turkey too.

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Tel Aviv gunman drops backpack with Koran. ISIS?
DEBKAfile Special Report January 1, 2016

Police spokesman admitted Friday night that their investigation was still wide open. debkafile: Aside from the Koran clue, there are two pointers: ISIS Thursday posted a Twitter message in fractured Hebrew warning “Tomorrow there will be an attack on Dizengoff St,” and at the Palestinian Ain Hilwa refugee camp in Lebanon, the attack had its first response in celebratory gunfire and jubilation. Jihadist organizations linked to the Islamic State have taken over much of the camp. An Israeli Arab has meanwhile identified his son as the shooter.
 

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Nasrallah Threatens Israel with War to Disrupt Moscow’s Plans for Syria
DEBKAfile Exclusive Report December 31, 2015

The Samir Quntar hit showed Nasrallah that he has no Russian shield in Syria and his own fate may be up for grabs if Tehran had to choose between him and Assad.

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Gerhard Conrad and Wafik Safa
IDF, Russian, Iranian forces on war alert for Hizballah attack on Israel – and backlash
DEBKAfile Exclusive Report December 31, 2015

The IDF and the armies involved in the Syrian war - Russia, Syria and Iran – were on war alert Thursday, Dec. 31 for an imminent Hizballah attack on Israel in revenge for the Samir Quntar assassination in Damascus on Dec. 20. All their intelligence agencies agreed that there was no stopping Hizballah. A senior German emissary was in Beirut two days ago to try and hold Hassan Nasrallah back. He failed. Russian and Iranian forces in Syria are now braced for a potential Israeli counter-offensive.
 

 

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Arch terrorist Samir Quntar’s two secret Iranian controllers died with him
DEBKAfile Exclusive Report December 24, 2015

Since the assassination of Samir Quntar Sunday, the IDF has notched up the alert level on the Golan, the Lebanese and Syrian borders and the main roads of northern Israel, in view of signs that Iranian leaders are bent on avenging not only his death, but that of his two secret Iranian controllers, who are now revealed by debkafile to have been with him at the time. Iran’s political and military elite have concluded that the rockets which struck their agent in Damascus were aimed more at Tehran than at Hizballah.

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The Hole in Russia’s Military Shield for Assad, Iran and Hizballah
DEBKAfile Exclusive Report December 24, 2015

Moscow was shown to have different rules for Israel when its massive antiaircraft batteries avoided intercepting Israel’s airborne rocket attack which Sunday killed the Hizballah terrorist Samir Quntar in Damascus.

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Israel Penetrates Iranian, Hizballah networks in Syria
DEBKAfile Exclusive Report December 24, 2015

In the Quntar assassination, Israel intelligence and air force, backed by dozens of secret agents on the ground, displayed their skills for pinpointing very small targets.

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Israeli rockets killed infamous terrorist Samir Quntar in Damascus
DEBKAfile Special Report December 20, 2015

Syrian media confirmed early Sunday, Dec. 20, that Israeli rocket fire destroyed a building in eastern Damascus and killed Samir Quntar, head of Hizballah terror networks in southern Syria and the Golan.  Footage showed a multi-storey residential building collapsed and rescue workers digging through the rubble. Samir Quntar is notorious for the exceptionally vicious murder of a family in Nahariya in 1979. In 2008, Israel released him from life imprisonment in exchange for the bodies of two Israeli reservists killed by Hizballah in 2006..

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