267 articles tagged "Hizballah"
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More than Half of Hizballah’s Eight Brigades Fight in Syria – Plus Missile Unit
DEBKAfile Exclusive Report May 30, 2013, 11:44 PM (GMT+02:00)

Hizballah has invested four of its eight brigades in Assad’s war on rebel forces. At least one brigade is equipped with heavy weapons, including ballistic missiles.

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Russian S-300 anti-air missiles system
Israeli intelligence denies first Russian S-300s arrive in Syria - contrary to Assad’s claim
DEBKAfile Special Report May 30, 2013, 5:52 PM (GMT+02:00)

Senior Israeli intelligence sources insisted to debkafile Thursday May 30 that Syria had still not received any Russian S-300 anti-missile batteries – contrary to Syrian President Bashar Assad’s claim that the first batch had arrived. Israel says it will destroy them before they are operational.

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Russian Syrian military drill
Israeli forebodings over widening Russian-Hizballah-Iraqi intervention in Syria
DEBKAfile Special Report May 29, 2013, 1:23 PM (GMT+02:00)

The widening military intervention by Russia, Iran, Hizballah and latterly Iraq has turned Syria’s civil war into a Russian-West contest and is propelling Iran up to the top regional power spot. All four are winning by default against an unresisting US-led West and Israel.

 

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Funerals in Beirut of Hizballah Syrian war dead
Nasrallah pledges tens of thousands of volunteers to fight for Assad
DEBKAfile Exclusive Analysis May 25, 2013, 10:28 PM (GMT+02:00)

Hizballah leader Hassan Nasrallah vowed Saturday night, May 25, to expand his movement’s military role in the Syrian civil war and muster tens of thousands of volunteers. Al Qaeda fighters were streaming into Syria, and Israel planned more attacks, he warned. 

 

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Al Qaeda’s Entire Iraqi Fighting Strength Migrates to Syria
DEBKAfile Exclusive Report May 24, 2013, 1:11 AM (GMT+02:00)

Al Qaeda-Iraq has relocated to Syria and completed its merger with Jabhat al-Nusra. They control key areas of eastern Syria including a producing oil field and access to the Jordanian border and are posed to serve as a counterweight to the Shiite Hizballah.

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Binyamin Netanyahu and Vladimir Putin
How Did Israel Wind up Facing a Russian-Syrian Front?
DEBKAfile Exclusive Report May 16, 2013, 11:53 PM (GMT+02:00)

Binyamin Netanyahu tried tackling Vladimir Putin on the sale of S-300 anti-air missiles to Syria but found that the missiles were already in place and the Russian leader unshakable in his support for the Assad regime – even to backing a war of attrition against Israel.

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USS Kearsarge which docked in Eilat
Syrian-Israeli war of words via Putin edges into Syrian-Hizballah war of attrition.
DEBKAfile Exclusive Report May 16, 2013, 10:58 AM (GMT+02:00)

Binyamin Netanyahu left his meeting with Vladimir Putin Tuesday certain that Moscow had given Assad the go-ahead for his threat to make the Syrian Golan the platform for a war of attrition against Israel with the help of Hizballah armed with advanced weapons and other proxies. 

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Foreign Ministers Saud al Faisal and Ali Akbar Salehi
Saudis explore Iranian options for Syria & Lebanon
DEBKAfile Special Report May 13, 2013, 7:49 PM (GMT+02:00)

Saudi Arabia is exploring dialogue with its great regional rival Iran for ending the Syrian conflict and assuring Lebanon’s political stability, after giving up on US policy for Syria, debkafile’s Gulf sources report. Monday, May 13, the Saudi and Iranian foreign ministers got together in Jeddah.

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Israeli field hospital on Golan
Israeli- and Hizballah-controlled enclaves inside Syria
DEBKAfile Exclusive Report May 8, 2013, 10:13 PM (GMT+02:00)

As the Syrian army makes further gains against rebel forces, debkafile reports Hizballah and Israel appear to be in the process of relocating their lines of confrontation from Lebanon to Syria. An Israeli enclave is forming around the IDF medical facilities on the Golan, while Hizballah is taking command of three pockets.

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Damascus blasted by Israeli rockets
US set to act on Syria, which threatens war of attrition
DEBKAfile Exclusive Analysis May 6, 2013, 12:05 PM (GMT+02:00)

Israel insists its  air force attacks on Syria targeted Hizballah and its Iranian weapons shipments. This does not cover explain the targeting Sunday, May 5, of Mt. Qassioun, moving Assad to threaten a war of attrition. The US plans to follow the Israeli operation with arms supplies for Syrian rebels and US air strikes.

 

 

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Iron Dome missile interceptor on the Golan
Syria: Israeli attack equals declaration of war. Iron Domes at Haifa and Safed
DEBKAfile Special Report May 5, 2013, 2:44 PM (GMT+02:00)

Syria's Faisal Mekdad said the strike at Syria overnight Sunday, May 5, represented a "declaration of war" by Israel.  Russia Today claimed killed at least 300 members of the Syrian Army’s 501st Unit. debkafile: This unit operates the Mt. Qassioun chemical weapon facility.

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Israeli rockets over Damascus
Second Israeli air strike against Damascus
DEBKAfile Special Report May 5, 2013, 9:06 AM (GMT+02:00)

Israeli rockets early Sunday, May 5, struck the Jamraya military research center just north of Damascus, causing powerful explosions. debkafile: The Israeli operation in Syria is ongoing as the Syrian army continues to pass Scud D and Fateh-110 missiles to Hizballah units fighting in Syria.

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Israeli troops in combat gear on Golan border
Israel jets over E. Lebanon after Syria strikes
DEBKAfile Special Report May 4, 2013, 12:48 PM (GMT+02:00)

Israeli military activity was reported Saturday, May 4 in Lebanon too - and not just over Syria.
US sources said earlier Israeli warplanes had struck targets in Syria including a chemical weapons depot outside Damascus, firing missiles remotely from Lebanese air space and the Golan.

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Moscow and Hizballah Team up, Use Lebanon as Their Syrian War Backyard
DEBKAfile Exclusive Report May 3, 2013, 12:31 AM (GMT+02:00)

The big news on Syria this week is the surreptitious pact forged in Beirut by Russia’s visiting deputy foreign minister Mikhail Bogdanov witgh Hizballah leader Hassan Nasrallah which covers their collaboration in the war for keeping Bashar Assad in power and guarantees Hizballah a Russian shield against a potential Israeli ...

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Disused Military Outposts on Syrian Border Opened up and Manned
DEBKAfile Exclusive Report May 3, 2013, 12:31 AM (GMT+02:00)

The thousands of Israeli military reservists rushed to the Syrian and Lebanese borders this week were told they would take part in a drill starting next Sunday. In fact, they opened up the border outposts and other facilities which had been shuttered for years and reactivated them as backing for ...

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Iranian Basij Goons Imported for “Duty” in Southern Damascus
DEBKAfile Exclusive Report May 3, 2013, 12:31 AM (GMT+02:00)

Iran’s Basij are paramilitary troops trained for crushing urban unrest that jeopardizes the regime in Tehran. They have been deployed in Damascus and are relieving the Hizballah units guarding the Shiite Syrian villages along the Lebanese border.

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Al Qusayr battlefield where Hizballah was routed
Hizballah loses two high officers in major defeat at al-Qusayr near Homs
DEBKAfile Exclusive Report April 29, 2013, 10:04 PM (GMT+02:00)

debkafile reports Hizballah’s elite Al Qods Brigade suffered a grinding defeat – its gravest since first intervening in the Syrian civil war - and heavy losses at al Qusayr in the Homs sector Monday, April 29 in a surprise ambush. The rebels were reinforced by radical Salafists from Lebanon armed with Grad rockets.

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Self-propelled SA-17 anti-air interceptor
Tehran presses Assad to send Hizballah sophisticated anti-air interceptors
DEBKAfile Exclusive Report April 28, 2013, 11:22 PM (GMT+02:00)

Israeli jets were reported flying over Damascus by foreign sources in the last few hours Sunday (April 28). debkafile: Iran is pushing Bashar Assad hard to let Hizballah have sophisticated weapons, including self-propelled SA-17 interceptor missile systems.

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Facing a tough decision
Obama’s non-response to Assad’s chemical weapons would encourage a nuclear Iran
DEBKAfile Special Report April 26, 2013, 7:04 PM (GMT+02:00)

President Barack Obama faced a tough decision Friday, April 26, after warning that Bashar Assad’s use of chemical weapons would be “game changer.” His failure to take firm action would render the US president’s red lines meaningless. Israel is concerned by the application of this loss of credibility to a nuclear Iran.

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Free Syrian Army Chief: We Can’t Stand up to Syrian Army and Hizballah Firepower
DEBKAfile Exclusive Report April 25, 2013, 10:39 PM (GMT+02:00)

The Free Syrian Army commander informed Secretary of State John Kerry this week that the rebels have not chance of standing up to the superior firepower of the Syrian army and Hizballah.

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