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.
DEBKAfile Exclusive Analysis March 5, 2017
Bombarded by allegations of associating with Russia, US President Donald Trump has held back from going through with his original plan for teaming up with Moscow in Syria to wipe out the Islamic State and relieve Syria of Iran’s iron grip.
DEBKAfile Exclusive Report January 31, 2017
An order to stand down was issued Thursday night, Jan. 26, by the Russian Commander in Syria Lt. Gen. Alexander Zhuravlev to Syrian army and Iranian and Shiite high commands in Aleppo, as well as Hizballah units in all parts of Syria.
DEBKAfile Exclusive Report January 26, 2017
The order came from Moscow to prevent military reprisals for Putin-Trump deal for Syria.
DEBKAfile Exclusive Report January 23, 2017
Syrian government and rebel groups launch a fresh peace conference in the Kazakh capital of Astana Monday, Jan.23 in freezing temperatures of minus 20 Centigrade. Although the event is jointly sponsored by Russia, Turkey and Iran, Moscow is the real power-broker. The effort to turn the truce in a more permanent cessation of hostilities will be long and arduous, and only then can Syria’s political future be approached.
DEBKAfile Exclusive Report August 13, 2016
Hizballah commits its elite Radwan Force to save the Syrian-Iranian Aleppo front from folding against rebel assault,after Moscow decided to withhold air cover in line with the new Putin-Erdogan deal in St. Petersburg. Putin also bowed to Erdogan’s demand on the Manjib front.
DEBKAfile Exclusive Report May 2, 2016
The chief of staff of the Iranian military, Maj. Gen. Hassan Firouzabadi, arrived in Damascus on April 30 to assume direct command of the Iranian and Hizballah forces fighting in Syria, debkafile’s military and intelligence sources report. His arrival shifts Iran intervention in Syria into high gear.
DEBKAfile Exclusive Report December 3, 2015
Iran has lost 40 percent of its senior generals in the Syrian war since October. These heavy losses plus Russia’s low opinion of Iranian generals’ performance in combat have force the Guards to overhaul their Syrian command.
DEBKAfile Exclusive Report October 22, 2015
Someone is tipping off Syrian rebels on the whereabouts of Iranian officers targeted for assassination. Eighteen IRGC officers have been murdered, five just in October.
DEBKAfile Special Report October 15, 2015
Israel was uncharacteristically forthcoming in revealing on Thursday, Oct. 15, that 3,000 Iranian Revolutionary Guards troops had secretly landed in Syria - the largest Iranian ground force ever to set foot there. This disclosure came from Israel’s grave concern that Iran may take advantage of the IDF’s transfer of forces from its northern borders to domestic fronts - for quelling the current outbreak of Palestinian terrorist violence - to go for territorial gains on the Golan and the Israel-Lebanon border.
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