DEBKAfile Exclusive Report August 24, 2010
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.
DEBKAfile Exclusive Report August 19, 2010
The innermost security secrets of the two best-protected Arab leaders were long betrayed to Israel by no less an insider than Fayez Karam, 62, the person closest to Nasrallah's ally, the pro-Syrian, anti-West Michel Aoun, head of the Lebanese Christian Free Patriotic Movement (FPM) - until he was caught.
DEBKAfile Exclusive Report June 25, 2010
In his bid to sell the Syrian track to Obama, Netanyahu has adopted the main lines of a roadmap designed by the most pro-Syrian American diplomat, Fred Hof, which entails ceding most of Golan to Syria for an interim peace - though not its sources of water.
DEBKAfile Exclusive Report June 25, 2010
Israel war planners aim for tanks to stand at Damascus' gates within five days. Syria is preparing a missile assault to smash Israel's infrastructure coupled with chemical weapons.
DEBKAfile Exclusive Report May 15, 2010
This massive fortification will run from Rashaya Al Wadi on the western slopes of
DEBKAfile Exclusive Report May 14, 2010
Symptoms of approaching war proliferate around Israel, Syria and the Lebanese Hizballah this week. After Israel called up its reservists for a major war game, Hizballah accelerated the building of new fortifications in Lebanon.
DEBKAfile Exclusive Report May 10, 2010
DEBKAfile Special Report May 4, 2010
Israeli Military Intelligence Research Director Brig. Gen. Yossi Baidatz warned Tuesday, the day before proximity peace talks are launched by US envoy George Mitchell, "We do not recognize in Palestinian leader Mahmoud Abbas a true attempt to be flexible on the core issues." He will stall and then blame
The MI officer also told a Knesset panel the long-range solid-fuel rockets
DEBKAfile Exclusive Report April 23, 2010
DEBKAfile Exclusive Report April 18, 2010
debkafile's military sources disclose a master-plan charted in
DEBKAfile Exclusive Report April 14, 2010
Syria has not actually handed Scud missiles, A or SS-1B, to the Hizballah in Lebanon - only positioned them on the border ready for transit - and taught two Hizballah brigades how to use them, debkafile's military sources report, refuting the flurry of press reports that these ground missiles are already in Lebanon.
DEBKAfile Exclusive Report March 12, 2010
In a cool message to Washington through Paris, Syria insists its ties with Iran are strategic and dictated by the need for "resistance" to Israel. Heavy Syrian missiles supplies will continue to cross the border to Hizballah, except for the sophisticated Russia anti-air Gecko - for now.
DEBKAfile Exclusive Report March 5, 2010
The Obama administration does not propose to let Bashar Assad go scot free for publicly poking fun at America as he stood side by side with the Iranian president. Syrian ambassador Imad Moustapha was left guessing about the shape of the punishment to come.
DEBKAfile Exclusive Report March 3, 2010
Syria has defied
DEBKAfile Special Report February 28, 2010
A North Korean shipment of 45 tons of yellowcake, enough for several nuclear bombs, was on its way to the nuclear plant under construction in northern
DEBKAfile Special Report February 27, 2010
The Iranian president remarked "the Zionist regime" would soon disappear.
DEBKAfile Exclusive Report February 23, 2010
President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad's talks with Syrian president Bashar Assad in
DEBKAfile Exclusive Report February 12, 2010
Saudi king Abdullah and Syrian president Bashar Assad have no qualms about sending al Qaeda and ex-Baathist gangs out of their Syrian havens to slaughter Shiite pilgrims in Iraq in their determination to prevent prime minister Nouri al-Maliki's election in March.