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Battle for Syrian Golan - June, 2017
Golan battles bring Hizballah near Israeli border
DEBKAfile Special Report June 25, 2017

In the last 48 hours, Israel has conducted air strikes on and aimed tank fire at Syrian army positions near Quneitra’s northern suburb of Baath city. (See map). The mortar shells that exploded on the Israeli Golan came from a battle in which Syrian and Hizballah units were fighting off a Syrian rebel offensive around Quneitra, just 3km from the Israeli border.
 

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Syrian-Hizballah Push for SE Syria Slowed at Daraa by US-backed SDF
DEBKAfile Exclusive Report June 22, 2017

The Syrian-Hizballah push for the Jordanian and Israeli border districts is slowed by the Daraa setback.

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Damascus Reaches out to Jerusalem for a Deal - First Time in Seven-Year War
DEBKAfile Exclusive Report June 15, 2017

He asks Israel not to intervene in Syria’s battles near its border. No guarantees for Iranian or Hizballah restraint.

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One missile takes out ISIS command on Golan edge
DEBKAfile Exclusive Report June 8, 2017

A single mystery missile, which could have been fired from the ground or the air early Wednesday morning, June 7, wiped out the entire top Islamic State command on the Syrian Golan, debkafile reports. All 16 officers of the 2,000-strong Khaled Ibn al Waleed army, the ISIS operations arm on the Syrian Golan, were present in the targeted building in the town of al-Shagara, located in the triangle where the Israeli, Syrian and Jordanian borders meet. None survived.

 

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Moscow Revamps Syrian Safe Zone Plan to Win Washington’s Cooperation
DEBKAfile Exclusive Report May 11, 2017

Despite the firestorm in Washington, Putin looks forward to working with Trump in Syria.

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Russia’s 4 Syrian ceasefire zones – Kremlin spin
DEBKAfile Exclusive Analysis May 6, 2017

The widely reported Kremlin plan to set up four safe or “de-escalation” zones, that were supposed to have gone into effect in Syria Friday night, May 5, turns out to be nothing but a propaganda ploy. 

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The Bad Guys Are Not (Yet) Impressed by the New Sheriff
DEBKAfile Exclusive Report April 27, 2017

Trump’s military steps have not deflected Kim Jong-un or Ayatollah Khamenei from their nuclear goals.

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Golan tension: Pro-Iran troops move on Quneitra
DEBKAfile Special Report April 27, 2017

Early Thursday, April 26, a mixed Syrian-Iranian-Hizballah force embarked on a general offensive in southern Syria ready for a leap on Israel’s Golan border. They moved forward in the face of Israeli warnings that were relayed from Moscow to Tehran and Hizballah.

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Mattis leaves Israel with unanswered questions
DEBKAfile Exclusive Analysis April 22, 2017

The Syrian shells exploding on the Golan were ringing in Israel’s ears on Friday, April 21, when US Secretary of Defense James Mattis flew out after talks with Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu and Defense Minister Avigdor Lieberman. 

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Iran’s Gen. Soleimani Blows Holes in Putin’s Syria Strategy
DEBKAfile Exclusive Report March 23, 2017

Hizballah, his sharp weapon against Russia in Syria, moves in on the South.

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Israeli drone crashes. Russia fails to de-escalate
DEBKAfile Special Report March 21, 2017

The IDF Tuesday confirmed that an Israeli miniature Skylark drone had crashed over a technical fault Sunday, March 19, in the same Quneitra area of the Golan as the attack which killed a Syrian soldier. 
 

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Pro-Iranian Iraqi Shiite Al-Nojba militia
Israeli-Russian clash over Hizballah’s Golan grab
DEBKAfile Exclusive Report March 20, 2017

The Israeli drone that targeted the Syrian militiaman Yasser Sayad outside the Golan town of Quneitra Sunday, March 19, reinforced the hands-off message first carried by the Israeli Arrow 2 which shot down a Syrian SA-5 anti-air missile Friday. 

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Hizballah’s trust in Russia – strategic dilemma for Israel
DEBKAfile Exclusive Report March 18, 2017

Israel launched an air raid against the Syrian T4 air base near Palmyra early Friday March 17, as pro-Iranian Hizballlah forces drove through Hermon to reach Israel's Golan border, Moscow held back from restraining Hizballah.

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Israel, Hizballah on Knife Edge of Clash on Syria’s Mt. Hermon
DEBKAfile Exclusive Report March 16, 2017

Hizballah is pumping forces on to the slopes of Mt. Hermon opposite the Golan.

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Israel’s inaction in Syria may open Golan to Iran
DEBKAfile Exclusive Report February 6, 2017

Since Netanyahu's rhetoric is not backed by military action, Israel has little say in what happens next in Syria, and little clout for keeping Iran and Hizballah out of the Golan.

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Trump and Gen. Flynn move in on Syria, Iraq wars
DEBKAfile Exclusive Report November 23, 2016

Unlike most US president elects, Donald Trump is not waiting to be formally sworn into office on Jan. 20. debkafile’s exclusive sources reveal that he has already plunged unannounced into managing America’s military role in the conflicts in Syria and Iraq. For more details, subscribe here to DEBKA Weekly.

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Hizballah ducks Russian ire by Lebanon attack
DEBKAfile Exclusive Report October 26, 2016

Hizballah staged two drive-by shooting attacks into northern Israel Wednesday, Oct. 26, slightly injuring an Israel soldier. The two rounds of gunfire came from a moving vehicle driving on the Lebanese side of the border.

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Russian-Syrian Aleppo tactics await the South
DEBKAfile Exclusive Report September 23, 2016

In scores of air raids launched early Friday, Sept. 23, Syrian and Russian bombers pulverized Syrian rebel strongholds in eastern Aleppo, while, on the ground, Syrian military, Hizballah and pro-Iranian Shiite militia forces hammered those targets in one of the most destructive onslaughts yet seen in the nearly six-year Syrian civil war. Cries of “annihilation!” came from rebel commanders.

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Rockets on Golan, Pentagon flouts Obama, no truce
DEBKAfile Exclusive Analysis September 17, 2016

The Pentagon and US army are not following the orders of their Commander-in-Chief Barack Obama in the execution of the military cooperation accord in Syria concluded by US Secretary of State John Kerry and Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov in Geneva on Sept. 12. Five days after the truce they agreed would go into effect Monday, fighting was still raging Saturday, Sept. 17.

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Failed Syrian rebel drive spills shells on Golan
DEBKAfile Exclusive Report September 14, 2016

The shells spilling over to Israeli Golan came from Syrian rebels – not Syrian army artillery. debkafile: The battle was initiated by the rebel Jabhat Fateh al-Sham (formerly known as Jabhat al-Nusra) to open up a link between its separates forces south and north of Quneitra.

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