DEBKAfile Exclusive Analysis December 26, 2015
Bashar Assad was given a big break by the Russian air strike that Friday, Dec. 25, killed Zahran Aloush, founder of the most powerful Syrian rebel group Jaysh al-Islam and his deputy.
DEBKAfile Special Report December 20, 2015
Syrian media confirmed early Sunday, Dec. 20, that Israeli rocket fire destroyed a building in eastern Damascus and killed Samir Quntar, head of Hizballah terror networks in southern Syria and the Golan. Footage showed a multi-storey residential building collapsed and rescue workers digging through the rubble. Samir Quntar is notorious for the exceptionally vicious murder of a family in Nahariya in 1979. In 2008, Israel released him from life imprisonment in exchange for the bodies of two Israeli reservists killed by Hizballah in 2006..
DEBKAfile Exclusive Analysis August 21, 2014
Israel has entered a new stage in its war on Hamas, called by Binyamin Netanyahu “hammering to halt attrition.” It started with the assassination attempt on Hamas military chief Mohammed Deif, with unclear results, and was followed by the liquidation of Hamas’ three top southern Gaza commanders. The assassination campaign has the potential to expand and prolong the Gaza conflict, with a diplomatic resolution fading. Netanyahu faces a mutiny by a group of ministers who object to the way he and Defense Minister Moshe Ya’alon are managing the war.
The Tel Aviv couple’s Brussels killer got away clean after Belgians missed out on intelligence routine
DEBKAfile Exclusive Report May 29, 2014
As time goes by, the chances diminish of catching the murderer of the Tel Aviv couple Miriam and Emmanuel and Riva at the Jewish Museum of Brussels and two other victims on May 24 - likewise, of identifying his principal. The Belgian general prosecution handed the case to State Security, after rating it a terrorist-motivated crime and failing to turn up a single lead. debkafile: In the absence of strong interrelations between Israel’s intelligence bodies and Belgian GISS, the intelligence-gathering teamwork essential for solving this sort of crime was missing.
DEBKAfile Special Report February 15, 2013
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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