657 articles tagged "Syria"
Russian arms for Hizballah cross Israel’s red line
DEBKAfile Exclusive Report July 24, 2016

debkafile reports the conviction gaining ground now among IDF intelligence (AMAN) and Air Force chiefs is that the drone which entered Israeli air space on July 17 was not Iranian or Hizballah’s but Russian. They take a grave view of the Russian version of a drone developed by Israel - and sold to Moscow under license – being used to spy on Israel after its launch from an Iranian or Hizballah base in the Syrian Qalamun Mountains. This is seen as crossing an Israeli red line

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Drone over N. Israel: Iranian with stolen US apps
DEBKAfile Exclusive Report July 19, 2016

The UAV (Unmanned Aerial Vehicle) that flew on July 17 over northern Israel was a “Yasir’ drone made in Iran that was launched from a Hizballah base in Syria’s Qalamoun Mountains, some 60km from central Golan. This is reported by debkafile military and intelligence sources.The Yaasir can reach an altitude of 5,000 feet, operate in a 200km radius and stay aloft for 8 hours. 


 

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Failed Patriot missile strike. Safed Municipality
Intruding drone likely Russian. IDF not notified
DEBKAfile Exclusive Report July 18, 2016

On June 16, the IDF announced the start of a three-day military exercise the following day.
As it began after 17:00pm on June 17, an unidentified UMV (Unmanned Aerial Vehicle) crossed in from Syria and flew over the Israeli Golan and Upper Galilee for nearly an hour. The small craft had every opportunity to photograph and collect intelligence information on most of the IDF units taking part in the drill and their intelligence resources and beam them back to its operators in Syria.


 

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Iran, Shattered by Heavy Losses, Ponders Downsizing Troop Level in Syria
DEBKAfile Exclusive Report July 14, 2016

Qassem Soleiman ordered to stop the swelling traffic of Iranian coffins from Syria.

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Putin Deaf to Israel’s Gripes about Russian Arms for Hizballah
DEBKAfile Exclusive Report July 14, 2016

Israeli air strikes are not stopping all arms convoy traffic from Syria to Lebanon.

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IDF bulldozers with tanks enter Golan DMZ
DEBKAfile Exclusive Report July 13, 2016

Israeli military bulldozers backed by tanks have crossed into the demilitarized zone dividing the Israeli and Syrian Golan borders. They are building a line of fortifications and anti-tank trenches 300-500 meters inside the DMZ  This is the first time in the six-year Syrian war that the IDF has openly operated on the Syrian side of the border. The force has not so far run into opposition - or indeed a word of protest from Damascus.

 

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Russian Gen. Alexander Dvornikov and Putin
Russian anti-ISIS war from Syria to Caucasus
DEBKAfile Exclusive Report July 12, 2016

In a supreme effort to prevent ISIS suicide units from reaching Russia from Syria, Sergei Shoigu, Russia's Defense Minister, has promoted the Russian commander in Syria, Colonel-General Alexander Dvornikov to an expanded command as head of the South Russia military district which covers the Black and Caspian Seas, Abkhazia, South Ossetia and Armenia as well as Syria..

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Iranians & Walid suicide units on Golan border
DEBKAfile Exclusive Report July 8, 2016

One of the two Israeli "Tamuz" IDF rockets fired on July 4, in response to cross-border Syrian army mortar shells, struck the Syrian Ministry of Finance building near Quneitra, which housed Iranian Guards and Hizballah regional headquarters. 

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Assad Has Finally Won. Washington Is Talking to Him
DEBKAfile Exclusive Report July 7, 2016

Obama secretly sent Special Envoy Brett McGurk for direct back-channel talks with Assad.

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Russia revamps air force array in Syria & Mid East
DEBKAfile Special Report July 6, 2016

Moscow has decided to send additional advanced aircraft, including K-52 helicopter gunships, to Syria “in order to strengthen the Russian military grouping that takes part in anti-terrorist operations." 

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ISIS routs new US-backed Syrian force at Abu Kemal
DEBKAfile Exclusive Report July 1, 2016

A battle on June 29 between ISIS and a pro-American Syrian rebel force near the Syria-Iraq border will go down as one of the most striking defeats ever suffered by an American-backed Syrian rebel force.

 

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Iran in All-out Bid to Seize Euphrates Land Bridge between Syria & Iraq
DEBKAfile Exclusive Report June 30, 2016

Tehran is after control of both sides of the Syrian-Iraqi border region.

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More airports under ISIS threat after Istanbul
DEBKAfile Special Report June 29, 2016

American-European intelligence input points to iSIS suicide teams lurking ready to strike near at least two or three other airports in Europe. The intel is very general, pointing to intent, but no specifics.

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ISIS stole army truck to bomb Jordanian troops
DEBKAfile Exclusive Report June 24, 2016

The ongoing investigation of the June 21 suicide bombing by ISIS on the Jordan-Syria border, in which six Jordanian border guards were killed and 16 were wounded, has revealed the terrorist organization’s sophisticated means of infiltration and attack. According to debkafile’s intelligence and counterterrorism sources, ISIS carried out the assault with a stolen Jordanian military vehicle. 

     

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ISIS Drives Back Counteroffensives in Iraq, Syria and Libya
DEBKAfile Exclusive Report June 23, 2016

US-led offensives grind to a halt on two fronts, are pushed back on a third.

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Putin Humiliates Assad, Treats Him like Russia’s Vassal
DEBKAfile Exclusive Report June 23, 2016

He has shown the world that Assad’s Syria has become a virtual Russian dominion.

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First Palestinians in Syria war - under Hizballah
DEBKAfile Exclusive Report June 19, 2016

On Sunday, June 19, helicopters of the Syrian Air Force started transporting Palestinian militia fighters from the Damascus area to the Deir-ez-Zor region of eastern Syria, debkafile’s military sources said in an exclusive report. They are joining Hizballah troops gathering in the area ahead of an all-out assault on Islamic State’s grip on the area, notably the Euphrates River valley.

 

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Neither Obama nor Putin Has a Strategy for Destroying ISIS
DEBKAfile Exclusive Report June 16, 2016

Obama, supported by Putin, plans to keep ISIS-controlled cities under siege rather than capturing them.

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ISIS Is Building Getaway Command Bunkers in Case of Defeat in Syria and Iraq
DEBKAfile Exclusive Report June 16, 2016

ISIS Is Building Getaway Command Bunkers in Case of Defeat in Syria and Iraq. No one can tell if Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi will fight on or make a run for it.

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The Putin-Netanyahu Understandings Extend to Syria’s Future
DEBKAfile Exclusive Report June 16, 2016

Both agreed that Assad has no place in any post war administration in Damascus.

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