11 articles tagged "Iranian forces in Syria"
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Escalation in S. Syria with Iranian-led gains
DEBKAfile Exclusive Analysis June 18, 2017

As the Iranian-directed Syrian army comes close to winning the battle for S. Syria and breaking through the Syrian-Iraqi border, the US force awaits directives from Washington. Damascus gave the rebels in Daraa 48 hours to withdraw to Jordan while Tehran captured the Al-Waleed crossing from Iraq to Syria.

 

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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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Russian Special Ops Forces retake Palmyra
Putin ramps up Syria pact with Iran in US absence
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. 

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Russia freezes Syrian, Iranian military movements
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. 

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Last Minute: Russia Orders Standstill of Syrian, Iranian, Hizballah forces in Syria
DEBKAfile Exclusive Report January 26, 2017

The order came from Moscow to prevent military reprisals for Putin-Trump deal for Syria.

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Astana floored by Russian pick as Assad successor
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.

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Putin-Erdogan deal deadlocks Aleppo, Manjib frays
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. 

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Iran’s army chief takes command in Syria
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.  

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Heavy Losses Drive Iranian Guards to Revamp Syrian Command
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.

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Who Is Knocking off High Iranian officers in Syria?
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.

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Iran's underground silo for ballistic missiles
Israel perturbed by the arrival of 3,000 Iranian troops in Syria with 2,000 Cubans
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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