536 articles tagged "Syria"
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Damascus closes US cultural center, American school
DEBKAfile Exclusive Report October 29, 2008, 2:07 PM (GMT+02:00)
Two days after Sunday's US helicopter-borne commando raid at Abu Kemal inside northern Syria, the Damascus government ordered the American cultural and school shut down and proteste to the UN Secretary General and Security Council Chairman. Baghdad which at first supported the US action has denounced it under pressure from ...
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Syria and Iraq trade charges of cross-border terror <br/>
DEBKAfile Exclusive Report October 28, 2008, 5:49 PM (GMT+02:00)
Speaking to reporters in London, Syrian foreign minister Walid Muallem accused the United States of carrying out "criminal terrorist aggression" in its helicopter-borne raid of an alleged al Qaeda haven in northern Syria Sunday, Oct. 27. He declared: "If attacked again, we will defend our territory." Iraq too must answer ...
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Syrian TV reports US helicopter forces kill 9 on Iraqi border<br/>
DEBKAfile Exclusive Report October 26, 2008, 8:56 PM (GMT+02:00)
Eye witnesses are quoted by Syrian state TV as describing four US helicopters striking a house in Al-Sukkariya near the Iraqi border killing 9 people and injuring four. Two landed and 8 US soldiers disembarked for the attack before the helicopters took off with all the troops aboard. The targets ...
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Iran Achieves a Four-Front Missile Command, Breakthrough on Nuclear Missile Warheads
DEBKAfile Exclusive Report October 18, 2008, 9:46 PM (GMT+02:00)
debkafile's military sources disclose that Iran's Revolutionary Guards Corps have created a separate missile command, in which Syria's missile force is to be integrated. The joint command was formalized in a new mutual defense treaty signed by the Syrian defense minister, Gen. Hassan Turkmani in Tehran last week. ...
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Israel remains on high alert for Syrian, Hizballah attacks
DEBKAfile Exclusive Report October 14, 2008, 6:14 PM (GMT+02:00)
After Syria moved tank units up to the Lebanese Beqaa Valley border Tuesday, Oct. 7, Israel raised the alert level on its borders with Syria and Lebanon and placed its Air Force and emergency first aid teams on standby in the event of Syrian or/and Hizballah attacks. Israeli embassies and ...
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Three Palestinian terrorists die in battle with Syrian troops<br/>
DEBKAfile Exclusive Report October 9, 2008, 1:38 PM (GMT+02:00)
The melee erupted between Syrian special forces and suicide fighters of the Palestinian radical Fatah al-Islam in the Yarmoukh refugee camp in South Damascus. According to debkafile's counter-terror sources, it was prompted by the arrest in Syria some weeks ago of the Palestinian group's leader Shaker al Abassi, ...
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Stern US warning to Syria not to invade Northern Lebanon
DEBKAfile Exclusive Report October 6, 2008, 4:43 PM (GMT+02:00)
Washington accompanied this warning to Damascus, debkafile has learned, with its first explicit threat of military intervention to aid Lebanon should Syria go through with its planned incursion of the North.
debkafile first revealed the concentration of 10,000 Syrian troops on the Lebanese border on Sept. ...
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Syria resumes covert nuclear projects in partnership with North Korea<br/>
DEBKAfile Exclusive Report October 5, 2008, 9:19 AM (GMT+02:00)
debkafile's intelligence sources report that the nuclear scientists and technicians who were to have been employed at the destroyed Syrian reactor there have been hired for new projects. This time the installations are scattered in different parts of the country. North Korean nuclear experts are back too.
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Syrian TV: 17 killed in car bomb blast near Damascus airport<br/>
DEBKAfile Exclusive Report September 29, 2008, 12:09 PM (GMT+02:00)
Syrian TV interrupted its broadcasts Saturday, Sept 27, to report that a car rigged with a 200 kg bomb had killed 17 people, injuring 14, when it exploded on the Damascus airport road. The blast occurred near a security forces or intelligence post at Sidi Kadad, at an intersection leading ...
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Syria masses 10,000 commandos on border to invade N. Lebanon <br/>
DEBKAfile Exclusive Report September 27, 2008, 5:07 PM (GMT+02:00)
Damascus is pressing forward with its plan to occupy Greater Tripoli, Lebanon's second largest city and port, debkafile's military sources report. To this end, 10,000 Syrian commando troops have massed at Abboudieh on the Lebanese border ready to follow an advance force which occupied seven villages around the ...
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Syrian commandos invade seven N. Lebanese villages outside Tripoli
DEBKAfile Exclusive Report September 20, 2008, 1:34 PM (GMT+02:00)
Two Syrian commando battalions accompanied by reconnaissance and engineering corps units have crossed into Lebanon in the last 48 hours and taken up positions in seven villages, most of them Allawite Muslim, outside Tripoli, debkafile's military sources reported Saturday, Sept. 13. Damascus has signaled to Washington and Paris: ...
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Assad to host four-way Damascus summit for dictating peace terms to Israel<br/>
DEBKAfile Exclusive Report September 5, 2008, 12:01 AM (GMT+02:00)
French president Nicolas Sarkozy's talks with Bashar Assad in Damascus will be joined Thursday, Sept. 4, by Turkish prime minister Tayyip Erdogan and Qatar ruler Amir Sheikh Hamad bin Khalifa al-Thani of Qatar.
Their meeting on Middle East issues will end by calling on Israel to clear the way for peace ...
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Syrian sources confirm death of Assad confidential aide and his nuclear link<br/>
DEBKAfile Exclusive Report August 11, 2008, 10:30 AM (GMT+02:00)
Damascus Sunday broke its silence about the mysterious assassination of Gen. Muhammad Suleiman in Tartus early Saturday, Aug. 2 and confirmed debkafile's disclosure that the general played an important role in adminstering the al Kibar plutonium reactor. Officials in Damascus leaked to Middle East media that Suleiman was ...
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Iran, Syria sign secret new intelligence cooperation accord
DEBKAfile Exclusive Report July 12, 2008, 11:29 PM (GMT+02:00)
The accord signed secretly in Tehran June 27 belies the contention of French president Nicolas Sarkozy and prime minister Ehud Olmert, accepted also by Washington, that the Syrian regime is about to desert its close alliance with Tehran and embrace the West.
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Damascus court secretly sentences alleged Israeli spy to 20 years<br/>
DEBKAfile Exclusive Report July 9, 2008, 8:41 AM (GMT+02:00)
debkafile intelligence sources report that Jamal Hassan Neba'a was sentenced to 20 years in jail this week by Syria's Supreme Court for State Security on the charge of spying for the Israeli Mossad intelligence agency. He was arrested in Damascus on July 23, 2006, eleven days into the ...
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Damascus belatedly admits prison riot erupted Saturday
DEBKAfile Exclusive Report July 8, 2008, 7:49 PM (GMT+02:00)
No mention was made of casualties although the London-based human rights group reported that scores were killed Saturday, July 5, when military police opened fire on the rioters in the Sidnaya prison north of Damascus. The riots are said by the group to have continued into Sunday in the jail, ...
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Damascus Talks Peace, Bids for Sophisticated Military Hardware<br/>
DEBKAfile Exclusive Report July 8, 2008, 1:21 PM (GMT+02:00)
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When Damascus confirmed peace talks with Israel on May 21, a secret high-powered military purchasing delegation, headed by air force-air defenses commander Gen. Akhmad Ratyb, was already in Moscow. With a $5 billion allocation in hand from Tehran, the delegation was bidding ...
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Exclusive: Syrians and UN nuclear inspectors play hide and seek
DEBKAfile Exclusive Report June 30, 2008, 6:43 PM (GMT+02:00)
debkafile's military and intelligence sources report that the three-man International Atomic Energy Agency team which inspected the El Kibar site bombed by Israel last September, returned to Vienna Wednesday, June 25, with soil and building materials samples gathered secretly without Syrian knowledge.
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Tehran offers to share its "nuclear experience" with Syria
DEBKAfile Exclusive Report June 23, 2008, 11:09 AM (GMT+02:00)
The offer came from Iran's ambassador to Syria, Sayyed Ahmed Moussavi. He cited July 7 as the date for their officials to meet.
debkafile's military sources say Iran's willingness to defy its obligations under the non-proliferation treaty by offering a nuclear capability to Syria across the border from ...
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Analysis: Assad now wants Golan - plus a slice of Sea of Galilee shore
DEBKAfile Exclusive Report June 9, 2008, 1:00 PM (GMT+02:00)
In his interview in Dubai on June 2, president Bashar Assad raised his price for a peace deal with Israel, debkafile's political source note. The Golan, which Syria's invading army lost to Israel in the 1967 war, is not enough; Assad is also demanding a strip of the ...
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