The IDF’s exposure of Hizballah’s Golan unit ties in with US plans to deal with pro-Iranian militias around Iraqi-Syrian border

Israel’s military spokesman Wednesday, March 13, disclosed that Hizballah had planted a terrorist unit on the Syrian Golan for conducting attacks on Israel. The “Golan file” was discovered by the IDF Northern Command intelligence arm. It was so secret that Syria’s President Bashar Assad was not informed, said the statement. The unit under the command of Ali Musa Daqduq is said to defer directly to Hizballah chief Hassan Nasrallah. IDF Col. Amit Fischer, head of the Bashan division and the Golan sector, reported that the Hizballah unit is still getting organized and is meanwhile engaged in intelligence-gathering on Israeli troop deployments and mapping out routes and targets.
DEBKAfile assumes that the IDF high command had its own reasons for making this disclosure at this time since it is not new. Hizballah has never paused in its attempts to establish terrorist structures on the Syrian Golan with a view to opening a second front against Israel if attacked. Its presence has been consistently covered by DEBKAfile for eight months, ever last July, when the IDF allowed Syrian army units to take over rebel-held regions opposite Israel’s Golan border. Our military sources revealed at the time that Hizballah fighters were integrated in the Syrian units, disguised in Syrian army uniforms, and setting up observation posts and terrorist teams opposite IDF positions. It was those Hizballah posts near Quneitra and the Syrian Druze village of Al Khader that Israel tanks shelled in early February.

Our analysts offer some explanation for the IDF’s “revelations” at this time.
March 13 marks two months since Israel wound up its “Operation Northern Shield” for eliminating Hizballah’s cross-border tunnels from Lebanon, an operation which, incidentally, had little effect on the balance of strength between Israel and Hizballah.

Underlining the Hizballah threat from southwestern Syria will no doubt contribute to the campaign launched by Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu and US Senators Lindsey Graham and Ted Cruz for gaining congressional recognition of Israeli sovereignty over the Golan.
But there is another, military, factor at work: US forces in Syria and Iraq are gearing up for action against the Iraqi-Shiite militia concentrations swarming through western Iraq and eastern Syria. On March 9, this site exclusively reported US reinforcements streaming to the front on both sides of the border.

Those troop movements continue and will be covered and analyzed in detail in the coming issue of DEBKA Weekly (for subscribers) which comes out on Friday, March 15. If you are not already a subscriber, click here to sign on.

Of especial interest are the three elements left out of the IDF disclosure. We list them below:

  1. Background is lacking on Ali Musa Daqduq, commander of the Hizballah’s “Golan file” unit.
  2. The two overseers of the operation, Iran and its Middle East commander, Al Qods Chief Gen. Qassem Soleimani, don’t rate a mention.

3. Neither does the Iraqi Shiite militia, Asaib Ahl al-Haq (the Khazali Network), which is closely allied to the Lebanese Hizballah and on March 7 issued a “call for resistance against the US presence in the region.” Daqduq has close ties with this militia and has a history with its commander Qais al-Khazali.
Daduq himself is a Lebanese Shiite who was employed as a senior Hizballah operational activist in Lebanon from 1983. In May 2006, he was sent to Tehran to assist the Revolutionary Guards Al Qods external terrorist arm train and organize the Iraqi Shiite militias for battle against the US and its coalition allies.
After that, he continued to work closely with Gen. Soleimani in the role of adviser to the Khazali Network. Daqduq took part in the Shiite militia’s operations in southern Iraq under orders from Soleimani. One of them took place on Jan. 20, 2007 against the regional coordination command in Karbala, in which four American soldiers were kidnapped and murdered.
Taking all this information into account, the Golan operation uncovered by the Israeli military on March 13 should be counted as an Iranian-Shiite-Hizballah project with three notorious commanders, Iran’s Qassem Soleimani, Iraq’s Qais al-Khazali and Lebanon’s Hassan Nasrallah.

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15 thoughts on “The IDF’s exposure of Hizballah’s Golan unit ties in with US plans to deal with pro-Iranian militias around Iraqi-Syrian border

  • Mar 13, 2019 @ 12:18 at 12:18

    The Iranian/Shiite/Hizballah project will be frustrated and Israel will retain control of the Golan. That’s not to say that Israel shouldn’t fight against the Persian presence there; of course it should, and will.
    But all attempts to dislodge Israel from the Golan are doomed to failure. Eventually even Russia will become involved and lead a coalition of muslim nations into Israel from the Golan. Russia will be drawn in by the enticement of loot. But this effort too is doomed before it begins (Ezekiel 38, 39).

    • Mar 13, 2019 @ 16:45 at 16:45

      You are either correct, or only closer to correct. Some believe, I am not yet convinced of two wars prior to the final conflict. Psalms 83. So what you say is a fact, and peace has already been taken from the world. Further so many believe the Temple will be rebuilt before sacrifice begins. But really, all Israel needs is an altar which they have. I had a vision of that altar being moved approximately 100 yards south of the wall. Israel does not depend upon G-d for its protection. It will be forced to do so. Israel will win, and they will pursue the evil even into Syria. What is left of Syria will be laid waste including Damascus. So Mr Gray. You are indeed correct.

      • Mar 13, 2019 @ 17:42 at 17:42

        Ha! I wonder if god will make Palestinians stop flying kites? Pretty soon god will be deployed to strangle any semitic Arab using a jump-rope!

        Their alter is the UN rostrum. European antisemites would never have occupied Palestine without its sanction in 1947.

        But really you’re right, the squatter colony doesn’t rely on any god because it gets a $10m welfare check every day from Uncle Sam.

        • Mar 13, 2019 @ 21:02 at 21:02

          you must have alzheimer or a cancer,you keep writing the same all the time

          • Mar 14, 2019 @ 4:38 at 4:38

            It might seem that way, since Debka’s antisemitic tropes are all the same: “god loves us the most because god loves us the most. So we should kill everyone else.”

            But really god knows the squatters are LOSERS!

        • Mar 14, 2019 @ 6:36 at 6:36


          • Mar 14, 2019 @ 13:05 at 13:05

            Why be jealous of welfare-dependent antisemitic killers?

    • Mar 14, 2019 @ 14:21 at 14:21

      yes really frustrated , if they published it ; Those units do not really exist , and publishing make Israeli side wonder what exactly is going on . In reality what is going on , os someone somwhere will get a screw they will never forget , and Israelis think it is their turn ;
      Total dislocation from realities on the ground by all so called Western coalition will have its price. And what exactly Americans did not understand when they told them to clear out from Syrian and Iraq ?

  • Mar 13, 2019 @ 13:22 at 13:22

    Long time no bombing raids………………

  • Mar 13, 2019 @ 14:06 at 14:06

    I AM SO AFRIAD!!! Nasrallah pounds in our faces and forces us to retreat whenever he wants. Even his words make me #PeeInMyPants and send me running to my bomb shelter.


    Until we do, my only recourse is to take it from a piggie in the backside. The warm feeling is the only thing than can conceal my abject terror.

    • Mar 13, 2019 @ 15:26 at 15:26



      • Mar 13, 2019 @ 20:57 at 20:57


        Over and Out

  • Mar 13, 2019 @ 14:32 at 14:32

    The picture medallion in the picture is senior Hizbollah commander Ali Musa Daqduq. He has re-emerged in the Syrian Golan Heights where he is the leader of a unit known as the Golan File, an emerging Hezbollah network tasked with launching attacks against Israel.

    This is highly appreciated, training the scope and face recognition is essential for a take out shot. I recommend the Lapua’s Bullex-N .50 caliber 750 grs to the torso, or micro-missile with face recognition.

  • Mar 14, 2019 @ 5:51 at 5:51

    The American forces under this current administration will have no gloves on when dealing with iran backed militias.
    The trump administration is nothing like the BHO administration or Bush2 administration.
    When given the green light…this administration is not in the business of shaking hands and kissing babies.
    Under the trump administration the Pentagon has been utterly cutthroat.
    So much the Taliban hiding in Pakistan has come to the negotiating table to end the war.
    The Taliban/haqqini network has promised to never house a terrorist network that’s enemies to the West ever again.
    Why? Because the current administration current ROE’s (rules of engagement) no longer allows for the American military to fight with their hands behind their back.
    The days of winning hearts and minds are the past. No handshakes, strictly heartbreaks.
    The Iranian militias along with Russian mercenaries found that out the hard way.
    Iran is gonna sacrifice many men and for zero gain.
    Israel will gain new land and expand her borders abundantly! #PsalmsWar
    The land of Canaan is a real and so much bigger that what Israel has now!! #Fornow ?

    • Mar 14, 2019 @ 14:16 at 14:16

      Uncle Sam has lost every war it has initiated this century, running torture chambers like Abu Ghraib and becoming the world’s most flagrant violator of international law.

      I realize the antisemitic squatters think terrorism and torture of unarmed civilian populations is the standard mode of conduct, but the civilized world finds such things appalling.

      God finds them disgusting, too.

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