267 articles tagged "Hizballah"
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USS Enterprise heads for Lebanese shores
Lebanon in crisis: Hizballah quits government, US-French buildup
DEBKAfile Exclusive Report January 12, 2011, 12:28 PM (GMT+02:00)

Backed from Tehran, Hizballah and its Christian ally Michel Aoun abruptly quit the Lebanese unity government Wednesday, Jan. 12, to pave the way for their seizure of power in Beirut. They struck as the Special Tribunal for Lebanon's prosecutor prepared to hand over "within hours or days" indictments naming Hizballah officials in the Hariri assassination. The US and France are bolstering their naval units ready for a showdown over Beirut. Israel is on standby.

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Hizballah's commander Al Qods Gen. Hossein Mahadavi
Iranian Guards to upgrade Hizballah fortifications
DEBKAfile Exclusive Report December 23, 2010, 11:26 AM (GMT+02:00)

After studying Israel's military exercise near the Syrian-Lebanese border last week, Tehran transferred a team of Revolutionary Guards (IRGC) Special Engineers from Syria to Lebanon for recommendations on how its lessons should be applied to Hizballah's war array, debkafile reports. Some 20-30 Iranian officer-engineers are examining Hizballah fortifications sector by sector. The Israeli exercise simulated a drive into Lebanon by IDF infantry and armored forces in the event of a large-scale Hizballah incursion into N. Israel.

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Left in the lurch by Syria, Nasrallah eats crow
Hizballah shops for British legal talent, caves in on UN tribunal
DEBKAfile Exclusive Report December 17, 2010, 1:52 PM (GMT+02:00)

In his speech Thursday, Dec. 16, Hassan Nasrallah sounded like his usual pugnacious self, damning America and forecasting an Israeli defeat in the next war. He even staged a dramatic backdrop of  "Israeli spy equipment" dismantled on two Lebanese peaks that very day. But, according to debkafile's sources, it was all a show to conceal his surrender to the UN tribunal investigating the 2005 murder and his instruction to high-ranking Hizballah suspects to turn themselves in.

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Alleged mountain site of spy devices. Where was the winter storm?
Spy devices on Lebanese peaks monitored long-range missile activity
DEBKAfile Exclusive Report December 16, 2010, 12:31 AM (GMT+02:00)

The espionage devices found on Mount Sannine, northeast of Beirut and Barouk Mountain in the Chouf east of the capital, and dismantled by the Lebanese army Wednesday, Dec. 15 after receiving a tipoff from Hizballah, were there to detect and keep track of ground-to-ground missiles installed and operating in central and western Syria and all of Lebanon, debkafile's intelligence sources report. The photos released show no sign of the winter conditions prevailing in the region.

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Saad Hariri and Ali Khamenei - an exercise in friendship under menace
Hariri opens door to Iranian-Hizballah takeover of Lebanon's armed forces
DEBKAfile Exclusive Report November 30, 2010, 12:07 PM (GMT+02:00)

Lebanese Prime Minister Saad Hariri ended his two-day visit to Tehran Monday, Nov. 29, with consent for Iranian Revolutionary Guards officers to take part for the first time in coordinating sessions between Lebanese army and Hizballah commanders, debkafile's military and Iranian sources report. Supreme leader AliKhamenei gave Hariri his new orders, indicating that the only way to save Lebanon from deathly internal strife was for him to consolidate relations with Hizballah "as the same front."

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STL HQ in The Hague
Lebanese Intelligence Chief Betrays US Mid-East Secrets to Hizballah
DEBKAfile Exclusive Report November 25, 2010, 11:50 PM (GMT+02:00)

Lebanese Director of Intelligence Col. Wissam al Hassan has been a Hizballah mole has since 2004, keeping his masters a few steps ahead of American and Arab Middle East activities. The Lebanese tribunal found himself also in charge of Rafiq Hariri's security at the time of his murder in ...

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M-600 surface missile - now guided
Syrian, Hizballah's guided missiles defy Israel's aerial supremacy
DEBKAfile Special Report November 22, 2010, 8:43 AM (GMT+02:00)

Israeli Military Intelligence chief Maj. Gen. Amos Yadlin warned the Israel cabinet Sunday, Nov. 21:  "Tel Aviv will be a front line in the next conflict."  debkafile's military sources report he was referring to the thousands of missiles with enhanced ranges of 300 kilometers Syria and Hizballah have received from Iran and which Iranian engineers are outfitting with guidance systems to challenge Israel's aerial capabilities and missile defenses. Syria's chemical warheads are now fully guided.

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Hizballah and AMAL forces
Hizballah Prepares Detention Centers for 5,000 Opponents
DEBKAfile Exclusive Report November 12, 2010, 12:22 AM (GMT+02:00)

Hizballah's Iranian commander, Gen. Hossein Mahadavi of Al Qods  Brigades, has  , ,        , ha   polished a plan for seizing power in Beirut just before the UN tribunal delivers indictments for top Hizballah officers'  trial in the murder of Rafiq Hariri. Joint Hizballah, Syrian and Iranian forces ...

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Wafiq Safa, heads Hizballah strike force against STL indictments
All top Hizballah commanders face indictment in Hariri murder
DEBKAfile Exclusive Report November 10, 2010, 2:12 PM (GMT+02:00)

Hizballah's top four commanders await indictment by the UN Special Tribunal for the 2005 murder of former Lebanese Prime Minister Rafiq Hariri, debkafile's exclusive sources reveal. The STL expects to issue the indictments next month or early January 2011. If Hizballah makes good on its threat to forcibly overthrow the Lebanese government and so preempt its officers' extradition, Lebanon may find itself governed by terrorists also inculpated for political assassination by an international tribunal.

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Outgoing AMAN chief Amos Yadlin: Two wars in five years
AMAN Chief: Syria's new Russian missiles could challenge Israeli Air Force
DEBKAfile Special Report November 2, 2010, 9:17 PM (GMT+02:00)

In his farewell briefing to the Knesset Foreign Affairs and Security Committee, Tuesday, Nov. 2, departing Israel Military Intelligence chief Maj. Gen. Amos Yadlin listed the threats to Israel as headed by Iran. But he warned that Syria is buying advanced Russian self-propelled air defense missiles with long-range optical ...

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Hizballah can deploy"in two hours"
Hizballah's "zero hour" exercise for toppling Beirut government and war on Israel
DEBKAfile Special Report November 1, 2010, 2:26 PM (GMT+02:00)

Hizballah last Thursday, Oct. 28, conducted a command exercise in all parts of Lebanon to test its armed militia's readiness for what its leaders called "zero hour" i.e. asserting its grip on Lebanon and "cornering" Prime Minister Saad Hariri. DEBKA's sources report: It led up to Hizballah leader Hassan Nasrallah's sabre-rattling speech that night threatening the Hariri government and Israel with war.

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Lebanese PM Saad Hariri pushed to quit
Saudis push Lebanese PM Hariri to quit, Lebanon near abyss
DEBKAfile Exclusive Report October 25, 2010, 9:15 PM (GMT+02:00)

In a sudden about-face, the Saudis Monday, Oct. 25, urged Lebanon's pro-Western Prime Minister Saad Hariri to step down without delay and make way for an administration dominated by pro-Syrian ministers and Hizballah. King Abdullah, according to debkafile's Middle East and Beirut sources, sees no other way of saving Lebanon from tipping over into bloody strife over Hizballah's demand to disband the international tribunal probing the 2005 murder of former prime minister Rafiq Hariri.

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Nasrallah Builds an Anti-Government Alliance with Druze and Christian Factions
DEBKAfile Exclusive Report October 21, 2010, 9:54 PM (GMT+02:00)

Hizballah's Nasrallah has rallied the Lebanese Druzes and other allies before going to war on two fronts - the Lebanese government over the Hariri tribunal's indictment of his top members and Israel. He plans to get in the first blow before year's end.

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The mighty explosion which killed former Lebanese prime minister Hariri
Hariri Tribunal reconstructs murder blast at French base
DEBKAfile Special Report October 19, 2010, 11:08 PM (GMT+02:00)

The first reconstruction of the massive explosion which killed former prime minister Rafiq Hariri in Beirut five years ago was conducted at the Captieux military base in France Tuesday, Oct. 19 in the presence of international explosives experts. It was set up by the Office of Danielle Bellemare, Prosecutor of the Special Tribunal for Lebanon, in line with its mandate to "identify and prosecute those responsible for the attack." This re-enactment takes the inquiry a large step forward.

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Damascus issues 33 warrants for war in Lebanon
Tehran, Damascus tell Hizballah to grab Beirut right after Ahmadinejad's visit
DEBKAfile Special Report October 4, 2010, 7:33 PM (GMT+02:00)

The Iranian and Syrian presidents agreed in Tehran Saturday, Oct. 2, to support  Hizballah's grab of Lebanon's power centers, including the capital Beirut, right after Mahmoud Ahmadinejad ends his controversial two-day visit to the country on October 13-14. They also decided to harass the Saad Hariri government until it dissolves the UN tribunal probing the Hariri murder - or is overthrown.

The arrest warrants for 33 individuals issued by Damascus amounts to a declaration of war.

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Maj. Gen. Jamil Sayyed
Hizballah set for Iran-backed coup in Beirut
DEBKAfile Exclusive Report September 19, 2010, 10:14 PM (GMT+02:00)

Mahmoud Ahmadinejad and Bashar Assad finalized plans to back a Hizballah coup against the Lebanese government when they met in Damascus Saturday, Sept. 18, debkafile's military and Mid East sources report.  Hizballah called a general mobilization that same day and by Sunday had 5,000 armed men deployed in Beirut, ready to make good on its threat to seize power rather than let its leaders be indicted by the Special Tribunal for Lebanon (STL) for the Hariri murder.

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Hizballah strikes US troops in Iraq, clears way for anti-Israel Eastern Front
DEBKAfile Exclusive Report September 6, 2010, 12:00 PM (GMT+02:00)

Terrorists attacking US troops in Iraq are masterminded, trained and abetted by officers of the Lebanese Hizballah. A US intelligence source told debkafile Monday, Sept. 6: "Hizballah is striking US targets in Iraq as sub-contractor for Iran and Syria."Our sources report Hizballah is spearheading their drive to resuscitate the Eastern Front which threatened Israel in the days of Saddam Hussein. Its contemporary form would be led from Tehran.

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Bashar Assad and Hassan Nasrallah
They Set up Joint Command for Coordinated War against Israel
DEBKAfile Exclusive Report September 2, 2010, 11:44 PM (GMT+02:00)

Bashar Assad and Hassan Nasrallah conclude a military cooperation pact for war against Israel on the premise that it will erupt in the near future. Damascus sets red lines for going to war against Israel. They set up a joint command staffed with Syrian and Hizballah officers working out ...

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Bashar Assad
Radical Drive Gathers Momentum from the Mediterranean to Baghdad
DEBKAfile Exclusive Report September 2, 2010, 11:44 PM (GMT+02:00)

Syria and Hizballah collude to install a radical Shiite government in Baghdad, by forging an alliance between the two Iraqi Shiite foes - outgoing PM Nouri al-Maliki and radical cleric Moqtada Sadr.

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Abu Mahdi Al-Muhandis - Al Qods planner of pre-emptive against Israel
Iran Guards chief secretly oversees war plans - in Damascus
DEBKAfile Exclusive Report August 24, 2010, 6:00 PM (GMT+02:00)

Iranian Revolutionary Guards chief Gen. Mohamed Ali Jafari, who rarely leaves his country, paid a secret visit to Damascus a few hours before Tehran launched the Bushehr nuclear reactor Saturday, Aug. 21. With him were top Al Qods Brigades commanders in Lebanon, Iraq and the Palestinian territories. They conferred with Bashar Assad on roles for Syria and Hizballah in an Iranian reprisal for a US or Israel attack - or a "pre-emptive strike" against Israel.

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