267 articles tagged "Hizballah"
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Hizballah warning at Saudi-backed TV bureau in Baghdad
Hizballah raises Mideast tension to sabotage four Arab rulers' Beirut visit Friday
DEBKAfile Exclusive Report July 26, 2010, 8:03 PM (GMT+02:00)

Lebanese prime minister Saad Hariri Monday, July 26, consigned another 1,500 troops to the country's southern border.  debkafile: Their mission is not just to guard French peacekeepers, but to fend off a Hizballah provocation of Israel to disrupt the landmark visits led by Saudi King Abdullah and Syrian president Bashar Assad to Beirut Friday. Nasrallah says he will blow up any bid to weaken Syrian-Hizballah ties.

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Scene of the Hariri assassination in 2005
Hizballah saber-rattling over its expected indictment in Hariri murder
DEBKAfile Special Report July 25, 2010, 1:53 PM (GMT+02:00)

Hizballah's leader Hassan Nasrallah used threats of violence to toss back the bomb placed under his movement by word that the UN Special Tribunal for Lebanon intends to indict high Hizballah security officials for the 2005 assassination of former Lebanese Prime Minister Rafiq Hariri.

debkafile's military sources report that the tribunal's investigators have linked eight of the 20 cell phones found at the scene of the murder to Hizballah's special security and intelligence apparatus and senior commanders.

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Hizballah ammo bunker in Al-Khiam
Hizballah advances 20,000 troops to Israeli border
DEBKAfile Exclusive Analysis July 11, 2010, 4:42 PM (GMT+02:00)

Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu keeps on vowing that Iran will not be allowed to establish an outpost on Israel's borders, but he has not lifted a finger to stop this menace ensconcing itself in the north - even though this is a gross violation of UN Security Council resolution 1701. Iran's proxy has therefore won the first round of its drive to recover the forward positions lost in the 2006 war and stands ready for the next.

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The stop-go Lebanese Julia
ME war tensions mount over Gaza-bound "enemy ships." Hizballah pledges reprisal
DEBKAfile Exclusive Report June 24, 2010, 1:11 PM (GMT+02:00)

Ominous clouds gathered over the Mediterranean Thursday, June 24 after Israel announced that ships bound for Gaza would be deemed "enemy vessels" and halted by its navy. Hizballah shot back with a threat of violent retaliation, while Israel's northern commander warned the IDF was prepared to deal with threats from Lebanon by "appropriate means."
Fearing war, Lebanese PM Saad Hariri acted to stall the sea campaign.

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Barack Obama
All Hands Join to Hide Number of Scuds - 800 (!) - Bound for Hizballah
DEBKAfile Exclusive Report May 28, 2010, 12:27 AM (GMT+02:00)

North Korean ruler Kim Jong-Il was a key player in Middle East war-or-peace quandary this week for the second time in three years. Obama failed to prevent the proliferation of his ballistic missiles to the Middle East.

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Gabi Ashkenazi
End Restraint, Stop the 800 Scud D Missiles Reaching Hizballah
DEBKAfile Exclusive Report May 28, 2010, 12:27 AM (GMT+02:00)

Israel's generals and security chiefs are up in arms over the US-fostered military restraint policy pursued by Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu and Defense Minister Ehud Barak.

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Scud-D smuggled to Hizballah by Syria
Syria has 1,000 ballistic missiles zeroed on Israeli targets
DEBKAfile Exclusive Report May 26, 2010, 12:16 PM (GMT+02:00)

The colossal Syrian-Hizballah missile deployment funded by Iran points in only one direction: Israel. It is controlled from a joint Iran-Syria-Hizballah-Hamas command center established in March at Syrian GHQ in Damascus for attacking Israeli military and civilian sites organized in four sectors.
Syria's production lines have been humming for five months converting its missiles from liquid-fuel to the more accurate solid-fuel ballistic missiles with the help of North Korean experts.

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Syria deepens its footprint in Lebanon
Syria, Hizballah are building a massive wall in eastern Lebanon
DEBKAfile Exclusive Report May 15, 2010, 7:27 PM (GMT+02:00)

This massive fortification will run from Rashaya Al Wadi on the western slopes of Mt. Hermon in the south to the Lebanese Beqaa Valley town of Aita el-Foukhar, in the north, debkafile's military sources reveal. When finished, the 22-km long structure running parallel to the Lebanese-Syrian border will be one of the biggest fortified structures in the Middle East, designed to block off any Israeli tank thrust through Lebanon to Damascus, and strengthen Syria's grip on ...

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Benyamin Netanyahu and Gabi Ashkenazi
All Three Armies Are Practicing War Scenarios
DEBKAfile Exclusive Report May 14, 2010, 1:11 AM (GMT+02:00)

Symptoms of approaching war proliferate around Israel, Syria and the Lebanese Hizballah this week. After Israel called up its reservists for a major war game, Hizballah accelerated the building of new fortifications in Lebanon.

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Iran's Fajr-5 points at Israel
Iran test-fires same missiles as handed to Hizballah
DEBKAfile Exclusive Report May 13, 2010, 2:23 PM (GMT+02:00)

Iran wound up its biggest ever naval exercise Wednesday, May 12, by simultaneously firing 30 short-range, surface-to-surface Fajr missiles of the same types as the brand-new weapons in the Lebanese Hizballah's armory, debkafile's military sources report. This was Tehran's way of advising Israel of the heavily upgraded capabilities Hizballah has in store for the Jewish state.
The IDF is dismantling its large logistic bases and scattering essential stores among smaller, better protected facilities, logistics chief Brig. Gen. Nissim Peretz reports.

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MI Research Chief Brig. Gen. Yossi Baidatz
Israeli Military Intel downbeat about Palestinian flexibility in talks
DEBKAfile Special Report May 4, 2010, 7:44 PM (GMT+02:00)

Israeli Military Intelligence Research Director Brig. Gen. Yossi Baidatz warned Tuesday, the day before proximity peace talks are launched by US envoy George Mitchell, "We do not recognize in Palestinian leader Mahmoud Abbas a true attempt to be flexible on the core issues." He will stall and then blame Israel.

The MI officer also told a Knesset panel the long-range solid-fuel rockets Syria has transferred to Hizballah can be launched from deep inside Lebanon.

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Syrian Fateh A-110B for Hizballah
Iran, Syria, Hizballah gear up to provoke summer war
DEBKAfile Special Report April 28, 2010, 1:31 PM (GMT+02:00)

US and Israeli defense chiefs Robert Gates and Ehud Barak told reporters at the end of their talks in the Pentagon on April 27: "Syria and Iran are providing Hizballah with rockets of ever-increasing capability...  and we're watching it very carefully" - Gates; and "We do not intend to provoke any kind of major collision in Lebanon or with Syria, but are watching closely..." - Barak.

debkafile: Neither sounded ready to halt the headlong Iranian-Syrian-Hizballah drive for a summer war.

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Scud ground missiles
Syria sends Hizballah Scuds in disassembled batches
DEBKAfile Exclusive Report April 23, 2010, 11:54 PM (GMT+02:00)

Syria has smuggled three consignments of disassembled Scud A ground missile components to the Lebanese Hizballah, debkafile discloses from Middle East intelligence and military sources. They do not add up to a complete set of parts for an operational Scud missile. However, another five shipments, awaiting handover at Syrian border bases will provide the missing elements for complete weapons.

Tehran urges Syria to hurry up deliveries.

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Syrian M-600 missile converted from Fateh-110
The "New Hizballah" built by Syria sparks ME summer war fear
DEBKAfile Exclusive Report April 18, 2010, 5:24 PM (GMT+02:00)

debkafile's military sources disclose a master-plan charted in Tehran and Damascus for transforming the 25,000-strong Hizballah terrorist militia into an organized, mobile army with a whole range of sophisticated missiles and other weapons. The new Hizballah is being trained to carry out such offensive operations as capturing parts of Israel's Galilee and equipped with the hardware for knocking out warplanes, warships and armored strength. Deliveries have begun.

 

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John Kerry and Bashar Assad
Assad Is Modernizing Hizballah as His Defensive Shield for Damascus
DEBKAfile Exclusive Report April 16, 2010, 12:22 AM (GMT+02:00)

The Syrian ruler Bashar Assad is afraid to strengthen his own armed forces lest they overthrow his regime in a coup d'etat. He is therefore building Hizballah up into a modern army as the shield for Damascus and his regime.

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Syria holds self-propelled Scud ready to hand to Hizballah
Scud missiles? Not yet across Syrian-Lebanese border
DEBKAfile Exclusive Report April 14, 2010, 1:03 PM (GMT+02:00)

Syria has not actually handed Scud missiles, A or SS-1B, to the Hizballah in Lebanon - only positioned them on the border ready for transit - and taught two Hizballah brigades how to use them, debkafile's military sources report, refuting the flurry of press reports that these ground missiles are already in Lebanon.
Israel has warned Damascus via Washington that their crossover into Lebanon in violation of UN resolutions would spark military action on both sides of the Syrian-Lebanese border.

 

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Munir Maghdad defects to Hizballah
More than 2,000 Fatah defect to Hizballah, Iran's first big Palestinian gain
DEBKAfile Exclusive Report March 17, 2010, 11:02 AM (GMT+02:00)


debkafile's military sources: The first major Palestinian defection to the Shiite Hizballah of 2,000 armed men has given Iran and its proxy a large foot inside Palestinian Authority chairman Mahmoud Abbas' Fatah organization in Lebanon and the West Bank and swelled Hizballah's fighting strength by some 15 percent.

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Meeting In Damascus
Iran's Allots $300 Million to Bail out Lebanese Proxy
DEBKAfile Exclusive Report March 12, 2010, 12:09 AM (GMT+02:00)

Hizballah ran to Tehran for a bailout after its funding sources were hit by three disasters: Imad Mughniyeh's fund-raising contacts dried up with his death, the organization fell victim to a pyramid fraud and its overseas financial agents died in the Ethiopian Airline crash near Beirut.

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Sophisticated anti-air IGLA missile
New Syrian-supplied weapon enables Hizballah to shoot down Israeli aircraft
DEBKAfile Exclusive Report March 3, 2010, 6:30 PM (GMT+02:00)

Syria has defied Israel's caution that handing over new strategic weapons to the Lebanese Hizballah would cause Israel to strike targets inside Syria. debkafile's military sources disclose that Damascus has just smuggled across the border a number of Russian-made IGLA-S surface-to-air missiles for intercepting low-flying F-16 warplanes, drones, helicopters, cruise missiles, and surveillance aircraft day or night.

 

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Ehud Barak in Washington lecture
Barak: If Hizballah attacks, Israel will go after its sponsors
DEBKAfile Special Report February 27, 2010, 9:52 PM (GMT+02:00)

Israeli defense minister Ehud Barak warned that Hizballah and its 45,000 rockets - including "some which many sovereign countries do not have" - are directed by Iranian and Syrian civilian and military officials already present in Lebanon.  He termed the differentiation between Hizballah terrorists, the state of Lebanon and their sponsors artificial. Iran's nuclear program aims at jumping straight into the second- or second-and-a-half generation of nuclear warheads."

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