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. Hizballah claimed earlier that the drone was shot down by the Syrian army and published photos of drone fragments with Hebrew writing.
DEBKAfile Exclusive Report March 18, 2017
Israel launched air raids against the key northern Syrian T4 air base near Palmyra early Friday night March 17, as the pro-Iranian Hizballlah forces drove through Hermon to reach the Golan and israel's border,. Israel struck when Moscow held back from restraining Hizballah’s advance.
DEBKAfile Exclusive Report March 2, 2017
They are in charge of separating Sunni and Shiite combatants.
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 December 15, 2016
The elite Russian unit was defeated by the jihadists in Palmyra, a counterattack prepared.
DEBKAfile Special Report December 12, 2016
Islamic State forces pushed forward their assault to retake the central Syrian town of Palmyra Monday, Dec. 12, and by evening had entered the big Russian-Syrian T-4 air base outside the town, carrying off substantial quantities of Russian armaments. Reporting this, debkafile added: They booty they snatched included different types of ground-to-ground missiles as well as anti-tank and anti-air rockets.
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.
DEBKAfile Exclusive Report October 6, 2016
He has no intention of sinking any further into the Syrian war quagmire.
DEBKAfile Exclusive Report October 6, 2016
Tehran builds up a Shiite army from Iraqi recruits to repopulate the city.
DEBKAfile Exclusive Report September 22, 2016
Obama orders a secret probe in Washington to discover who it was.
DEBKAfile Exclusive Report September 10, 2016
debkafile reports that Putin virtually shut the door on further cooperation with the United States in Syria after signing a secret deal with Turkish leader Tayyip Edrogan. The agreed that they would map out together the next steps in the Middle East, including Syria.
DEBKAfile Exclusive Analysis September 5, 2016
Instead of grappling with global crises, the G20 summit is revealed as a platform for a further plunge in the cold war relations revived afresh between the United States and Russia.
DEBKAfile Exclusive Report August 20, 2016
The near-clash between US and Syrian warplanes over Kurdish Hassaka in northern Syrian Friday Aug. 19 sprung out of the Obama administration’s decision the day before to try and draw the line on the growing Russian-Iranian-Turkish-Syrian collaboration in the conjoined Syrian-Iraqi arenas.
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 Special Report August 8, 2016
The battle for Aleppo was locked in a draw Monday, Aug. 8 - contrary to the claims of Syrian rebel forces to have broken through the weeks-long government siege on the city and seized key positions from Assad’s army and its allies, Hizballah and pro-Iranian Shiite militias.
DEBKAfile Exclusive Report July 24, 2016
President Vladimir Putin turns aside all Israel’s complaints about Russian arms supplies to Iran’s Lebanese proxy, Hizballah, which Israel sees as crossing a red line.
DEBKAfile Exclusive Report July 19, 2016
The UAV (Unmanned Aerial Vehicle) that flew on July 17 over northern Israel was a “Yasir’ drone made in Iran that was launched from a Hizballah base in Syria’s Qalamoun Mountains, some 60km from central Golan.
DEBKAfile Exclusive Report July 18, 2016
On June 16, the IDF announced the start of a three-day military exercise the following day.
DEBKAfile Special Report July 6, 2016
Moscow has decided to send additional advanced aircraft, including K-52 helicopter gunships, to Syria “in order to strengthen the Russian military grouping that takes part in anti-terrorist operations."