Netanyahu & Putin meet urgently over Iran’s new command hub in Aleppo

The removal from Damascus to Aleppo of Iran’s IRGC command HQ brings Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu’ to Moscow on Thursday, April 4, for an urgent meeting with President Vladimir Putin – five days before Israel’s general election – to reset their coordination arrangements.

DEBKAfile’s military and intelligence sources report that the Iranians completed the transfer of their commands and military facilities, lock, stock and barrel, from Damascus to Aleppo in the second half of March. They hoped that this move would get them out of range of Israel’s serial air and missile raids, calculating that the IAF would be reluctant to risk running into the Russian S-400 and S-300 air defense batteries deployed nearby at the Khmeimim Air Base.

They were proved wrong. No sooner had the Iranian command staff moved into its new premises, when the Israeli air force on March 27, conducted one of its broadest raids hitherto on Iranian targets in Syria. Casualties of dead and injured were heavy and the devastation extensive.
According to our sources, that raid was just the opening shot. Israel has finished with Damascus as the arena for destroying Iran’s military facilities and shifted its campaign to Aleppo. However, the geography makes it incumbent on Israel to draw up fresh rules of coordination with the Russian forces posted in northern Syria. This imperative was behind the official Kremlin account of the phone conversation conducted by Netanyahu and Putin on Monday, April 1 – “pressing bilateral issues including military contacts” – which made a face-to-face meeting between the new leaders essential.

The transfer of Iran’s center of operation in Syria to Aleppo and its ramifications, including the effect on the next chapter of the Israeli-Iranian confrontation in that country, is discussed in depth in the coming issue of DEBKA Weekly (for subscribers) out on Friday, April 5. Don’t miss this issue, which again breaks new ground. Click here to sign on.

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38 thoughts on “Netanyahu & Putin meet urgently over Iran’s new command hub in Aleppo

  • Apr 2, 2019 @ 13:06 at 13:06
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    Just another fine day in the Middle East…………………………..on the horizon!

    • Apr 4, 2019 @ 11:14 at 11:14
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      Iran has won the war in Syria. This is a fact. IAF strikes have not tactical or strategic value. This is a fact

      • Apr 5, 2019 @ 8:46 at 8:46
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        repeatedly saying “this is a fact” doesn’t actually make it so.

  • Apr 2, 2019 @ 13:07 at 13:07
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    lol @ the iranians .. those stupiod idiots never learn

    oh well a duck hunt is always fun to have

  • Apr 2, 2019 @ 15:12 at 15:12
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    There is a Feng Shui of the military facilities. You must not fall out of Zen with your military facilities!

    Oh, but you are a Muslim and Zen is not in your book? No problem! Call IDF and check with them for the harmony and the energy forces in that specific location.

    • Apr 3, 2019 @ 21:15 at 21:15
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      iran ve rusya uzaktan akrabadır çünkü hint-avrupa dil ailesidir iran ve rusya

      • Apr 4, 2019 @ 11:10 at 11:10
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        Iran has won the war in Syria, this is a fact. Israeli air strikes has no tactical or strategic value.

  • Apr 2, 2019 @ 16:26 at 16:26
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    Why does Bibi always go to Moscow on bended knee?? Make Putin come to Tel Aviv.

    • Apr 2, 2019 @ 16:33 at 16:33
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      1st of all It is nice to see these leaders who may not see eye to eye on everything talk and appear to like each other enough to talk and have a ” give and take” you don’t see to much of that now of days,
      2nd Why in Bibi going to Moscow again because quite clearly he needs the Kremlins “nood”if you will to go after Iran in Apollo what other POSSIBLE reason could their be???????

    • Apr 2, 2019 @ 16:57 at 16:57
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      Putin must leave Leningrad occasionally and come to Jerusalem to meet Bibi; Bibi can take him to the Western Wall and even to take a look at the Israeli Golan, where he can look over the ruins of Syria.

    • Apr 2, 2019 @ 17:16 at 17:16
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      Putin or his successor will come to Israel but not in diplomacy. According to Ezekiel and other scriptures, he will bring many “friends”. However Messiah already has and will have much to “say” about that. No worries, they will be “sent” back home, what’s left of them, without their goals achieved. Then Israel will indeed have lasting peace without giving up land and trying to pacify enemies who demand their destruction regardless.

      • Apr 2, 2019 @ 20:15 at 20:15
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        People waste way too much time trying to see the future, when the best way to have a future is to faithfully observe the terms of b’rith yhwh. Que sera sera.

      • Apr 3, 2019 @ 21:21 at 21:21
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        iran ve rusya hint-avrupa dil ailesindedir israil ise hami-sami dil ailesindedir rusyayla alakası yoktur israilin

      • Apr 3, 2019 @ 21:23 at 21:23
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        israil hami-sami dil ailesinde olan ülkelerle uzaktan akraba ve kardeştir

    • Apr 3, 2019 @ 11:04 at 11:04
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      “Why does Bibi always go to Moscow on bended knee?? Make Putin come to Tel Aviv.”

      An earlier Debka article indicated that Putin does plan to accept an invitation to come to Israel when a monument there is unveiled honoring Russian soldiers who defended their country from the Nazis during WWII…………………………stay tuned.

      • Apr 3, 2019 @ 21:18 at 21:18
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        iran ve rusya uzaktan akraba kardeş ülkelerdir çünkü aynı aileden olan hint-avrupa dil ailesindedir

      • Apr 3, 2019 @ 21:26 at 21:26
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        israil hami-sami dil ailesindedir

  • Apr 2, 2019 @ 17:26 at 17:26
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    Israel have to attack everyday the fk mullahs in iranian soil.

    • Apr 3, 2019 @ 4:46 at 4:46
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      The Persians would annihilate the UN’s squatter army.

      Exposed to radar, their granny-bombers would get cut to pieces and turned to cinder.

      • Apr 3, 2019 @ 12:19 at 12:19
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        @spider:still writing?i tought you had a cancer and were finished

        • Apr 3, 2019 @ 15:49 at 15:49
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          Brain cancer?

        • Apr 3, 2019 @ 21:20 at 21:20
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          israil halkı katil netanyahuya oy vermeyin çünkü o sizin paralarınızı yurtdışında yiyen bir zalimdir

    • Apr 3, 2019 @ 21:24 at 21:24
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      israil hami-sami dil ailesinde olan ülkelerle akrabadır

    • Apr 3, 2019 @ 21:30 at 21:30
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      netanyahu katil bir zalimdir almanların 2. dünya savaşında yahudilere hristiyanlara yaptıklarını oda filistinlilelere ve müslümanlara yapıyor ama şüphesiz allah azze ve celledir siz almanyadan ingiltereden ispanyadan polonyadan fransadan portekiz yahudilere protestanlara musevilere katoliklere yapılan katliamların ve soykırımların hesabını bu avrupa ülkelerine sordunuzmu hami-sami dil ailesi olarak israil bu ülkelerden hesap sordumu

      • Apr 4, 2019 @ 11:11 at 11:11
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        Iran has won the war in Syria. This is a fact. IAF strikes have not tactical or strategic value. This is a fact

  • Apr 2, 2019 @ 19:10 at 19:10
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    As I see it, it is the International Game diminishing Iran’s Military and Financial Resources by just eating it up as each Command Site is built, destroyed, and needs built again elsewhere. At the same time, weakens and divert such Resources away from Domestic Use. The Iranian Regime will fall from within and when it does Russia will benefit far better with rebuilding its Oil Structures for Russian use, so be it. It is a Slow Process of removing Shiia Influence in the Iran, Iraq, and the Middle East.

  • Apr 2, 2019 @ 20:17 at 20:17
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    If the area is heavily defended with S300 and S400 missile systems I wonder if the IAF used their F35’s in the strikes?

    • Apr 2, 2019 @ 22:13 at 22:13
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      All you have to do is knock off a few satellites and the F-35s are blind as bats…

      • Apr 2, 2019 @ 22:50 at 22:50
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        Not true. ECM for down satellites is very old news.

  • Apr 2, 2019 @ 22:53 at 22:53
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    Anktious, you have absolutely no idea of what is in and the capabilities of the F-35, the only thing “blind as a bat” is you!! Go somewhere else Rooskii Trolli…

    • Apr 2, 2019 @ 23:30 at 23:30
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      Mother and China are more than ready to deal with the US military whose entire capabilities are dependant on satellites/GPS. Our joint cyber capabilities will win the next war before a single shot is fired.

      We control your political system, we can do the same with your military…. LOl

      • Apr 2, 2019 @ 23:32 at 23:32
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        Mother Russia

      • Apr 3, 2019 @ 11:17 at 11:17
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        “We control your political system, we can do the same with your military…. LOl”

        @Vlad,

        You lost that when Obama left office and Hillary or Bernie Sanders DIDN’T WIN!

      • Apr 4, 2019 @ 11:13 at 11:13
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        Iran has won the war in Syria. This is a fact. IAF strikes have not tactical or strategic value. This is a fact

  • Apr 3, 2019 @ 4:43 at 4:43
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    This report = Fake News

    You have no idea what Putin has in store for NuttyYahoo.

    • Apr 3, 2019 @ 12:22 at 12:22
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      @quit:he is quite happy that israel is doing the job to get rid of the rats

  • Apr 3, 2019 @ 11:22 at 11:22
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    “You have no idea what Putin has in store for NuttyYahoo.”

    ……………….But he sure likes having him (and his military and security team) as his guest often enough!

  • Apr 4, 2019 @ 11:15 at 11:15
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    Iran has won the war in Syria. This is a fact. IAF strikes have not tactical or strategic value. This is a fact

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