DEBKAfile Exclusive Report March 23, 2017
Hizballah, his sharp weapon against Russia in Syria, moves in on the South.
DEBKAfile Exclusive Report March 20, 2017
The Israeli drone that targeted the Syrian militiaman Yasser Sayad outside the Golan town of Quneitra Sunday, March 19, reinforced the hands-off message first carried by the Israeli Arrow 2 which shot down a Syrian SA-5 anti-air missile Friday.
DEBKAfile Exclusive Report March 18, 2017
Israel launched an air raid against the Syrian T4 air base near Palmyra early Friday March 17, as pro-Iranian Hizballlah forces drove through Hermon to reach Israel's Golan border, Moscow held back from restraining Hizballah.
DEBKAfile Exclusive Report March 16, 2017
Hizballah is pumping forces on to the slopes of Mt. Hermon opposite the Golan.
DEBKAfile Exclusive Report March 9, 2017
Sanctions will not be declared, but parties consorting with Iran will be barred from US.
DEBKAfile Exclusive Report March 3, 2017
Hizballah’s latest round of threats against Israel reached a new peak Thursday, March 2, with the release of a videotape claiming to expose nine locations allegedly tied to the production and assembly of Israel’s nuclear weapons, debkafile reports.
DEBKAfile Exclusive Report February 27, 2017
debkafile takes exception to the furious focus on a past war by the State Comptroller – the post mortem of any conflict will always pick at faults – when the new menaces staring Israel in the face should be at the forefront of the national discourse.
DEBKAfile Exclusive Report February 23, 2017
He promised Tehran the use of Syrian soil in a Hizballah war against Israel.
DEBKAfile Exclusive Report February 23, 2017
The two governments are now working on practical, operational steps.
DEBKAfile Exclusive Report February 9, 2017
Iran is building shadow institutions in Damascus ready to sabotage Russian positions.
DEBKAfile Exclusive Analysis February 3, 2017
A fresh round of sanctions was followed by the posting of the USS Cole to the Red Sea. Tehran or its Middle East proxies, such as the Lebanese Hizballah, may well hit back in Syria or by limited military strikes against US allies, Riyadh and Tel Aviv.
DEBKAfile Exclusive Report January 31, 2017
An order to stand down was issued Thursday night, Jan. 26, by the Russian Commander in Syria Lt. Gen. Alexander Zhuravlev to Syrian army and Iranian and Shiite high commands in Aleppo, as well as Hizballah units in all parts of Syria.
DEBKAfile Exclusive Analysis January 28, 2017
One burning question Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu must address when he meets President Donald Trump is the need to dismantle Hizballah’s dangerously upgraded arsenal, including sophisticated missiles, with its eviction from Syria.
DEBKAfile Exclusive Report January 26, 2017
The order came from Moscow to prevent military reprisals for Putin-Trump deal for Syria.
DEBKAfile Exclusive Report January 23, 2017
Syrian government and rebel groups launch a fresh peace conference in the Kazakh capital of Astana Monday, Jan.23 in freezing temperatures of minus 20 Centigrade. Although the event is jointly sponsored by Russia, Turkey and Iran, Moscow is the real power-broker. The effort to turn the truce in a more permanent cessation of hostilities will be long and arduous, and only then can Syria’s political future be approached.
DEBKAfile Exclusive Report January 21, 2017
Donald Trump in his inauguration speech pledged to wipe radical Islamist terrorism “off the face of the earth.” His words were still reverberating when Russian long-range Tu-22M3 bombers smashed Islamic State targets in the eastern Syrian province of Deir ez-Zour the next day.
DEBKAfile Exclusive Report January 13, 2017
There were two unclaimed explosions in Damascus overnight Thursday and early Friday (Jan.12-13) – one at an officers club in Damascus and the second at Mezzeh airport, which Syria alleged was the work of the new Israeli S-35 stealth aircraft firing across the border from a point over the Sea of Galilee. There was no claim to either of the attacks.
DEBKAfile Exclusive Report January 12, 2017
The delivery timeline depends on how fast he distances himself from Iran and Hizballah.
DEBKAfile Special Report December 29, 2016
The Russian-Turkish initiative brings the Syria war the closest it has ever been to conclusion. Its success will be tested by a ceasefire at midnight on Thursday, Sept. 29, and the coming peace talks in Kazakhstan.