354 articles tagged "Hizballah"
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Saudi Tehran embassy torched
Iran-Saudi crisis spurs Hizballah strike on Israel
DEBKAfile Exclusive Analysis January 4, 2016

Not only did the Saudis execute the prominent Shiite cleric Nimr al-Nimr as a terrorist, but they put him to death together with Sunni terrorists, an unpardonable act which enraged Iran’s supreme leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei to the point of threatening the Saudi royal family with “divine revenge.” Tehran also noted Prime Minister Netanyahu’s reference to Sunni and Shiite terrorist threats alike besetting Israel, and inferred that a counter-Tehran alliance may be in the making between Saudi Arabia and Israel, and possibly Turkey too.

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Tel Aviv gunman drops backpack with Koran. ISIS?
DEBKAfile Special Report January 1, 2016

Police spokesman admitted Friday night that their investigation was still wide open. debkafile: Aside from the Koran clue, there are two pointers: ISIS Thursday posted a Twitter message in fractured Hebrew warning “Tomorrow there will be an attack on Dizengoff St,” and at the Palestinian Ain Hilwa refugee camp in Lebanon, the attack had its first response in celebratory gunfire and jubilation. Jihadist organizations linked to the Islamic State have taken over much of the camp. An Israeli Arab has meanwhile identified his son as the shooter.
 

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Nasrallah Threatens Israel with War to Disrupt Moscow’s Plans for Syria
DEBKAfile Exclusive Report December 31, 2015

The Samir Quntar hit showed Nasrallah that he has no Russian shield in Syria and his own fate may be up for grabs if Tehran had to choose between him and Assad.

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Gerhard Conrad and Wafik Safa
IDF, Russian, Iranian forces on war alert for Hizballah attack on Israel – and backlash
DEBKAfile Exclusive Report December 31, 2015

The IDF and the armies involved in the Syrian war - Russia, Syria and Iran – were on war alert Thursday, Dec. 31 for an imminent Hizballah attack on Israel in revenge for the Samir Quntar assassination in Damascus on Dec. 20. All their intelligence agencies agreed that there was no stopping Hizballah. A senior German emissary was in Beirut two days ago to try and hold Hassan Nasrallah back. He failed. Russian and Iranian forces in Syria are now braced for a potential Israeli counter-offensive.
 

 

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Arch terrorist Samir Quntar’s two secret Iranian controllers died with him
DEBKAfile Exclusive Report December 24, 2015

Since the assassination of Samir Quntar Sunday, the IDF has notched up the alert level on the Golan, the Lebanese and Syrian borders and the main roads of northern Israel, in view of signs that Iranian leaders are bent on avenging not only his death, but that of his two secret Iranian controllers, who are now revealed by debkafile to have been with him at the time. Iran’s political and military elite have concluded that the rockets which struck their agent in Damascus were aimed more at Tehran than at Hizballah.

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The Hole in Russia’s Military Shield for Assad, Iran and Hizballah
DEBKAfile Exclusive Report December 24, 2015

Moscow was shown to have different rules for Israel when its massive antiaircraft batteries avoided intercepting Israel’s airborne rocket attack which Sunday killed the Hizballah terrorist Samir Quntar in Damascus.

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Israel Penetrates Iranian, Hizballah networks in Syria
DEBKAfile Exclusive Report December 24, 2015

In the Quntar assassination, Israel intelligence and air force, backed by dozens of secret agents on the ground, displayed their skills for pinpointing very small targets.

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Israeli rockets killed infamous terrorist Samir Quntar in Damascus
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..

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Russia brings over heavy T-90 tanks to boost three Syrian warfronts
DEBKAfile Exclusive Report December 6, 2015

On, Dec. 2, Russia started transferring dozens of advanced T-90 tanks to Syria, debkafile reports. They were moved immediately to the Aleppo and Damascus warfronts and will soon be sent to beef up the combined Syrian, Iranian, Hizballah army poised to recover Palmyra from the Islamic State. Israel’s worry is that Russian instructors will also train Iranian and Hizballah forces in the use of the advanced T-90s. With these tanks, they will attain their objective of a strong front in S. Syria and the Syrian Golan for striking Israel’s’ northern frontier defenses.
 

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Israel extremely nervous over Russian operations on its Golan border
DEBKAfile Special Report December 2, 2015

Israel must decide whether its understandings with Putin are worth preserving when Russia provided air cover for Hizballah and Iranian Revolutionary Guards to fight their way up to positions within sight of Israel’s Golan border defenses. This dilemma arose when Tuesday, Dec. 1,  the day after the Putin-Netanyahu meeting in Paris, Syrian, Hizballah and Iranian forces advanced from the southern Syrian town of Deraa toward the
Syrian Golan town of Quneitra. Israel's Golan forces went on high aliert Wednesday.

 

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The Iranian, Hizballah investment in Palestinians Backfires – in Beirut
DEBKAfile Exclusive Report November 26, 2015

The Iranian, Hizballah investment in training and funding Palestinian terror groups backfired in Beirut on Nov. 13, when Palestinian suicide bombers blew up a Hizballah district in Beirut on behalf of ISIS.

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Suicide bombers strike Hizballah in Beirut
ISIS launches its winter terror offensive with first 274 deaths
DEBKAfile Special Report November 13, 2015

The Islamic State launched its winter offensive with surprise attacks in less than a month on Sharm el-Sheikh, Amman, Beirut and Sinai. These locations were chosen deliberately outside the primary Syrian and Iraqi battlefields, while at the same time targeting Russia, the US, Egypt, Iran and Hizballah, where least expected. debkafile: By going after Jihad John in Raqqa, northern Syria, Thursday night, Nov. 11, the US will not hold back the ISIS offensive or prevent its terrorists from striking again after suicide bombers claimed 43 lives at Hizballah’s Beirut stronghold.

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Consistent Misreading of the Syrian Conflict Leaves Israel Sidelined by Iran
DEBKAfile Exclusive Report November 5, 2015

Based on wrong intelligence analyses of the Syrian conflict, the Israeli government is at a loss for a Syrian policy, giving the advantage of Iran. Against all predictions, Hizballah has shaped up from a militia to a proper army.

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What coordination? Russia and Israeli warplanes play cat and mouse over Syria
DEBKAfile Special Report November 2, 2015

Syrian media reported an Israeli air force attack Sunday, Nov. 1, after two sorties Friday night against Syrian army and Hizballah bases in the Qalamoun Mountains on the Lebanese border. The IDF declined to confirm or deny these reports. Syrian sources described a large number of Israeli airplanes as bombing a Hizballah unit in the village of El Ain in northern Lebanon and the arms depot of the Syrian army’s 155th Brigade at Al-Katifa. The two targets are 70 km apart, therefore two key points along the Iranian arms supply route to Hizballah.

 

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Amid Sinking Morale, Iranians and Lebanese Ask Why Their Sons Should Die for Putin
DEBKAfile Exclusive Report October 29, 2015

Tehran and Hizballah face rising poplar dissent against their armies’ participation in the Syria war. Iranians question the competence of IRGC officers on the Syrian battlefield, Hizballah leaders are sending their sons abroad to dodge the draft.

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Hassan Nasrallah believes he has Putin behind him.
Hizballah is creeping up on Israel’s Golan border, relying on Russian military cover
DEBKAfile Exclusive Report October 23, 2015

The Syrian conflict is again bringing the hostile Iran-backed Hizballah into dangerous proximity to Israel’s border. After visiting Quneitra last week, Iran’s Gen. Qassem Soleimani and Russian air force chiefs in Syria concluded that Russian air strikes are necessary to break the deadlock in the Quneitra battle against rebel forces. Israel has informed Moscow and Washington that this would cross its red lines against Iranian and Hizballah forces moving in on its Golan border and Russian aerial activity over southern Syria.

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Russian Military Intervention in Syria Is Short of Top-of-Line Weaponry
DEBKAfile Exclusive Report October 22, 2015

Russia’s military expedition to Syria has not got very far. It is held back by a shortage of advanced weapons and outdated aerial warfare tactics.

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Beersheba shooter believed acted for new Iranian terror group Al Sabirin
DEBKAfile Exclusive Report October 19, 2015

Unusual leads pointing to the Gaza Strip slowed the process of identifying the gunman, who murdered Sgt. Omri Levy, 19, from Sdeh Hamad and injured 10 victims at the Beersheba bus station Sunday night, Oct. 18:
Monday morning, he was named as Muhand Al- Uqabi, 21, who was born in the Nuseirat refugee camp in central Gaza to an expatriate Bedouin woman. debkafile: He is believed to have acted for a new Iranian-Hizballah backed terror movement called Al-Sabirin.

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Cuban Troops Join Iranian Guards in Russian-led Battle to Capture Ghab Plain
DEBKAfile Exclusive Report October 15, 2015

Putin has gathered in fighting proxies for Syria from Cuba to augment Iranian, Syrian and Hizballah troops ready for the major Ghab offensive now in preparation.

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Moscow Determined to Remove Rebel Threat from Highway No. 5 to Damascus
DEBKAfile Exclusive Report October 1, 2015

The list of the Russian air campaign’s first targets in Syria is weighted heavily in favor of strikes in support of stabilizing the Assad regime.

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