267 articles tagged "Hizballah"
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Hizballah drone
White House to Congress: Assad has used chemical weapons. Israeli jets down Hizballah drone opposite Haifa
DEBKAfile Special Report April 25, 2013, 6:56 PM (GMT+02:00)

In a striking reversal, Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel said in Abdu Dhabi Thursday, April 25, that US intelligence now believes the Syrian government has used chemical weapons against its own people.

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Visiting Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel with Moshe Ya'alon and Lt. Gen. Benny Gantz
Gantz: Another Afghanistan in store for Syria. Hizballah brigades fight for Assad
DEBKAfile Special Report April 23, 2013, 9:04 AM (GMT+02:00)

Israel’s chief of staff Lt. Gen. Benny Gantz warned Monday, April 22, that tribal and ethnic warfare on the scale of Afghanistan awaited Syria. debkafile: Two heavily armed Hizballah combat brigades are fighting for Bashar Assad south of Homs.

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Binyamin Netanyahu and Barack Obama
Why Is Israel Talking again about a Solo Strike on Iran?
DEBKAfile Exclusive Report April 18, 2013, 11:47 PM (GMT+02:00)

Israel’s leaders are again talking about a unilateral strike on Iran after discovering that contrary to US reports, its nuclear program has picked up speed and after watching the tame US handling of the Korean crisis.

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Defense Minister Moshe Ya'alon
Yaalon plans to restructure the IDF as small, self-contained armies
DEBKAfile Exclusive Report April 14, 2013, 6:58 PM (GMT+02:00)

Defense Minister Moshe Yaalon wants America as partner if at all possible for attacking Iran’s nuclear facilities. But if Washington declines and Iran is on the verge of acquiring an operational nuclear arsenal – most probably this year - Israel must go it alone. He plans to do away with the classical divisions, brigades and professional corps like artillery and tanks which characterize a conventional army, and replace them with small, self-contained, armies capable of operating independently under their own air and artillery cover.

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Will Hizballah Fight for Assad or Fend off an Israeli attack?
DEBKAfile Exclusive Report March 29, 2013, 12:31 AM (GMT+02:00)

After sustaining a succession of setbacks and rejections in the Arab Revolt, Hizballah faces its most agonizing debacle at the hands of its sworn enemies, Israel and the United States, if they go ahead with an operation against Assad’s chemical weapons.

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UN observers take refuge in Israel in Golan dawn
Hundreds of UN Syrian Golan UN observers scramble to safety in Israel
DEBKAfile Special Report March 11, 2013, 5:25 AM (GMT+02:00)

debkafile reports hundreds of UN Disengagement and Observers Force (UNDOF) soldiers - Indian, Austrian and Filipino - in trucks and APCs in full flight from the Syrian side of Golan into Israel early Monday, March 11. They were urged to leave by their commanders, who said “We can no longer vouch for your safety.” Syrian rebel Islamists are feared vying with Hizballah to seize control of the abandoned 8-sq.km Syrian-Israel separation zone while the IDF is massing reinforcements to keep them out.

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US: Al Qaeda Poised for Bio-Chemical Strikes from Syria on Five Mid-East Countries
DEBKAfile Exclusive Report March 7, 2013, 9:57 PM (GMT+02:00)

For the first time, two terrorist organizations, al Qaeda and Hizballah, have acquired unconventional arms. Al Qaeda and affiliates are in position for bio-chemical strikes from Syria on five Middle East countries.

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Israeli drone downed over Lebanon
Hizballah on high alert, jockeys for a role in potential Syrian peace accord
DEBKAfile Exclusive Report February 21, 2013, 1:39 PM (GMT+02:00)

Hizballah forces went on alert Thursday, Feb. 21, upon the expiry of a 48-hour ultimatum slapped down by Syrian rebels to halt the Lebanese group’s military support for Bashar Assad - or else. debkafile: Relevant to this chain of events is the Syrian claim that its anti-aircraft missiles downed an Israeli drone Wednesday over the Lebanese village of Deir al-Aachayer. Those events were touched off by the initial preparations in Moscow for a political process between Syria’s warring parties for determining the country’s future.

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Abdullah Berende, leader of Iranian terror cell in Nigeria
Iranian, Hizballah terror cells rolled up in time in Nigeria and Cyprus
DEBKAfile Special Report February 21, 2013, 10:56 AM (GMT+02:00)

Nigeria reported Wednesday, Feb. 20 that it had busted a terrorist group “backed by Iranian handlers” for gathering intelligence on locations frequented by Americans and Israelis and assassinations. Its leader had received $30,000 from Tehran to expand the group from the Muslim north of the country to the Christian South. In Cyprus, Hossam Taleb Yaacoub, 24, admitted at his trial that he was a Hizballah member, who spied on locations frequented by Israelis in Limassol and acted as Hizballah “courier” in EU countries.

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Fagot anti-tank missile
Syrian Islamists meet Hizballah head-on – take in arms from Bosnia, Kosovo
DEBKAfile Exclusive Report February 18, 2013, 12:52 PM (GMT+02:00)

Contrary to reports of Hizballah attacks on Syrian villages in the Homs region, a thousand Hizballah militiamen have moved in to defend those Shiite, pro-Assad villages against rebel attack. debkafile reveals: Syrian rebel Islamists are receiving anti-tank missiles from Kosovo and Bosnia. They give the rebels an edge in battle with Syrian troops, but also arm Jabhat al-Nusra for a push into Lebanon to strike Hizballah in its Beqaa Valley strongholds. The Syrian conflict now confronts the Sunni Jabhat al-Nusra head-on with the Shiite Hizballah.

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IRGC General Hassan Shateri
Iran points finger at Israel for IRGC general’s death, vows revenge
DEBKAfile Special Report February 15, 2013, 7:29 PM (GMT+02:00)

Tehran believes the precision of the attack which killed IRGC General Hassan Shateri is evidence of deep intelligence penetration, and has placed Israel in its sights for payback. DEBKAfile: The general's last assignment was the formation of a guerrilla army of 5,000 Revolutionary Guardsmen and 5,000 Hizballlah operatives to fortify the defenses of Bashar Assad’s governing institutions and secure the main Syria-Lebanon route. Iran is determined to get Hizballah’s advanced weapons transferred from Syria to Lebanon, whatever it takes.

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Massed Israeli border forces, Air Patrols Buzzing Syria and Hizballah
DEBKAfile Exclusive Report February 8, 2013, 12:47 AM (GMT+02:00)

The Syrian and Israeli armies have been on a high state of preparedness for two months ready a) for Assad to pay Israel back for its attack and b) for Israel to strike weapons transfers to Hizballah in Lebanon. Israel meanwhile imposes no-fly zones over three Syrian borders.

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Assad Deploys Chemical Weapons for Capital’s Defense as Al Qaeda Takes the Rebellion to Lebanon
DEBKAfile Exclusive Report February 8, 2013, 12:47 AM (GMT+02:00)

As Syrian rebels advance on the heart of Damascus, Assad arms the 4th Division with chemical weapons for use if necessary to halt the advance. Al Qaeda has moved shop to Lebanon and is harassing Hizballah with nightly raids.

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Assad Is Pushed Hard by Iran to Transfer Weapons to Hizballah
DEBKAfile Exclusive Report February 8, 2013, 12:46 AM (GMT+02:00)

Iran is squeezing Assad hard to push Hizballah’s weapons out of Syrian stores across the border into Lebanon. He is too heavily dependent on Tehran to refuse. Assad is also waiting for the weather to clear to settle his accounts with Israel with a limited military strike.

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Israel Air Force imposes no-fly zone
Assad set on arms transfers to Lebanon. Israel responds with no-fly zone
DEBKAfile Exclusive Report February 4, 2013, 12:06 PM (GMT+02:00)

Syrian ruler Bashar Assad has ordered the resumption of weapons transfers to the Lebanese Hizballah, debkafile reports exclusively.  He gave this assurance to Iran’s National Security Director Saeed Jalilee when they met Sunday, Feb. 3,  four days after Israel’s reported air strike on the Jamraya military complex near Damascus. Israel is anticipating tricks for smuggling the hardware across to Hizballah by sending round-the-clock air force patrols over the Lebanese-Syrian border for monitoring traffic and exercising control.

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Obama Gave the Nod for Israel’s Military Strike against Syria
DEBKAfile Exclusive Report February 1, 2013, 1:15 AM (GMT+02:00)

Obama was convinced that by sundering Assad’s military links with Hizballah, Iran would be isolated and Assad bereft of his regime’s most active support and shield.

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Binyamin Netanyahu
The Israeli War Alert Peaked in Time with Twin Chemical Threats
DEBKAfile Exclusive Report February 1, 2013, 1:15 AM (GMT+02:00)

Israel’s war alert unfolded in five days from Jan. 25 to 29 as Hizballah came close to seizing a major Syrian chemical arsenal and jihadists fighting in Syrian rebel ranks threatened to capture another chemical store.

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Israeli warplanes attack Syrian arms depot
Syria: Israeli jets strike Jamaraya arms depot near Damascus
DEBKAfile Special Report January 30, 2013, 10:24 PM (GMT+02:00)

The Syrian government stated Wednesday night, Jan. 30 that the Israeli Air Force planes had struck an arms depot at Jamaraya near Damascus leaving dead and wounded and damaging military vehicles. There was no Israeli air strike on a Hizballah arms convoy, said the statement from Damascus in response to earlier reports that Israeli air sorties Wednesday had destroyed Hizballah missile and arms convoys ready to cross from Syria into Lebanon. No comment from Israel.

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Free Syrian Army displays used ordnance
Iran actively weighs Syrian-Israeli clash. Iron Dome posted in N. Israel
DEBKAfile Exclusive Report January 27, 2013, 6:38 PM (GMT+02:00)

Tehran is looking seriously at a limited Syrian-Lebanese clash of arms with Israel – possibly using Bashar Assad’s chemical weapons as a trigger, debkafile discloses.  Israel reacted to this news by announcing Sunday, Jan. 27, the deployment of Iron Dome anti-missile batteries in northern Israel and Haifa port.  A clash would serve Tehran by sidetracking Israel from striking Iran’s nuclear facilities and help spin out its nuclear talks with the Six Powers. Israel has got plans ready for current military challenges.

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Netanyahyu challenged by Tzipi Livni, Shelly Yacimovitch
Likud loses ground over Netanyahu’s fuzzy security messages
DEBKAfile Exclusive Analysis January 5, 2013, 11:33 AM (GMT+02:00)

Likud’s chief asset, Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu, may also be its chief liability. His silence and ambiguity, his failure to preempt a nuclear-armed Iran and his alignment with Barak Obama on Middle East affairs affecting Israel’s vital security are hurting his party - the joint Likud-Yisrael Beitenu ticket – which, 17 days before a general election, is on a downward slide to 34 from its first 47-seat rating. Yet, the polls still put him in the top slot (43+ percent) as favorite for prime minister and his left-of-center opposition is falling back.

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