DEBKAfile Exclusive Analysis February 5, 2017
Eight armies are fighting for dominance in Yemen. Iranian Revolutionary Guards (IRGC) elements, most acting as advisers to the Houthi rebels, intervene actively from time to time. A US special forces intervention cannot be ruled out.
DEBKAfile Exclusive Report February 2, 2017
IRGC uses the Houthis as human substitutes for failed missile attacks on Red Sea navies.
DEBKAfile Exclusive Report December 8, 2016
A conventional, four-nation army is prepared to fulfill Iran’s imperial ambitions.
DEBKAfile Exclusive Analysis October 14, 2016
Iran’s Navy commander Rear Admiral Habibollah Sayyari announced Thursday, Oct. 13, that the Iranian 34th Fleet had deployed warships to the Bab al-Mandeb strait opposite the shores of Yemen.
DEBKAfile Exclusive Report September 1, 2016
Tehran profited from the Russian air base “crisis” to gain advanced missiles.
DEBKAfile Exclusive Report August 25, 2016
Iraqi Kurds’ Barzani is due to visit Tehran in coming days to ask for protection.
DEBKAfile Exclusive Report July 14, 2016
Qassem Soleiman ordered to stop the swelling traffic of Iranian coffins from Syria.
DEBKAfile Exclusive Report July 7, 2016
The seesaw clashes between Kurdish and Iranian Revolutionary Guards forces continue. With heavy losses.
DEBKAfile Exclusive Report June 20, 2016
In the last few days, the Western press has been full of harrowing reports on the death and destruction wrought by the Islamic State in Fallujah, western Iraq. But no media outlet is covering the still ongoing human disaster in which tens of thousands of the city’s Sunni residents are fleeing for their lives, including many elderly people, women and children, in dread of their ‘liberators,” the pro-Iranian Iraqi Shiite militias that captured the eastern and central parts of Fallujah.
DEBKAfile Exclusive Report April 14, 2016
Iran caved in to the Russian pressure, sending standing army troops to fight in Syria
DEBKAfile Exclusive Report February 19, 2016
Iran’s Defense Minister Gen. Hossein Dehghan arrived in Moscow this week at the head of a large military delegation and laid before President Vladimir Putin and his Defense Minister Gen. Sergei Shoigu a $14 billion check. Now, make our Revolutionary Guards Corps and regular forces into an up-to-the-minute modern war machine, the best in the region, he said. The plan was approved by supreme leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei, to be funded from moneys released by lifted sanctions.
DEBKAfile Exclusive Report January 28, 2016
Iran’s President Hassan Rouhani likes the Obama-Putin pact for Syria for rescuing Iran out of an expensive blind alley, but, in Tehran’s parallel government, Khamenei calls the shots and he has not uttered.
DEBKAfile Exclusive Report January 21, 2016
Iran’s Revolutionary Guards had no sooner agreed to release US hostages in a prisoner swap than three more were captured in Baghdad to keep the hostage card in play for squeezing Washington to part with more nuclear concessions.
DEBKAfile Exclusive Report January 14, 2016
Until the very last minute before the Friday date for lifting sanctions, Iran has avoided implementing all its commitments under the November nuclear accord, bar one – notably failing to decommission the Arab heavy water reactor.
DEBKAfile Exclusive Report January 14, 2016
With Khamenei in failing health, the capture of 10 US sailors and its worldwide coverage was intended by Iran’s Guards as a stunt to boost the radical’s election prospects for parliament and the high-powered Assembly of Experts.
DEBKAfile Special Report January 13, 2016
Iran’s Revolutionary Guards Wednesday, Jan. 13, released 10 US sailors, 9 men and a woman, who were seized a day earlier with their two patrol boats and held for interrogation as suspected spies. An IRGC statement read out on Iranian state TV said the sailors had been released back into international waters after the US had apologized and clarified the incursion was unintentional. The boats were sized shortly before sanctions were due to be lifted Friday, Jan. 15.
DEBKAfile Exclusive Report December 17, 2015
The notorious Al Qods chief, promoted to commander of Iranian ME forces in the Syrian and Iraqi wars, has dropped out of sight. It is not clear whether he was badly injured at Aleppo or Ayatollah Khamenei has banished him for getting too big for his boots.
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.