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Israeli drone crashes. Russia fails to de-escalate
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.
 

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Hizballah’s trust in Russia – strategic dilemma for Israel
DEBKAfile Exclusive Report March 18, 2017

Israel finally took a hand in the swiftly moving events looming from Syria over its northern borders by launching multiple air raids against the key northern Syrian air base known as T4 near Palmyra early Friday night March 17. Those events are spearheaded by the pro-Iranian Hizballlah’s drive to capture the Golan. Israel acted after Moscow failed to take action to restrain Hizballah’s advance through the Hermon.

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Tough Chechen Commandos Find Job in Running Drinking Water to Damascus
DEBKAfile Exclusive Report March 2, 2017

They are in charge of separating Sunni and Shiite combatants.

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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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Russian Elite Spetsnaz Trounced in Face-off with ISIS
DEBKAfile Exclusive Report December 15, 2016

The elite Russian unit was defeated by the jihadists in Palmyra, a counterattack prepared.

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ISIS returns to Palmyra
ISIS seizes big Russian-Syrian T-4 air base
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. 

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Hizballah ducks Russian ire by Lebanon attack
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.

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How Far Will Obama and Putin Go in Their Duel over Syria?
DEBKAfile Exclusive Report October 6, 2016

He has no intention of sinking any further into the Syrian war quagmire.

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Aleppo Doomed to Become a Shiite city after Falling to pro-Assad Forces
DEBKAfile Exclusive Report October 6, 2016

Tehran builds up a Shiite army from Iraqi recruits to repopulate the city.

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Who Ordered the US Air Strike on a Syrian Army Post? A Secret Probe Seeks an Answer
DEBKAfile Exclusive Report September 22, 2016

Obama orders a secret probe in Washington to discover who it was.

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Obama hands Syria over to Putin
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.

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How Syria, Ukraine crises tie in with US elections
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. 

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US, Russia trade blows in Syria on Kurds’ backs
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.

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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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Aleppo battle seesaws: pro-Assad siege in place
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.

 

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Russian arms for Hizballah cross Israel’s red line
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.

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Drone over N. Israel: Iranian with stolen US apps
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. 


 

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Failed Patriot missile strike. Safed Municipality
Intruding drone likely Russian. IDF not notified
DEBKAfile Exclusive Report July 18, 2016

On June 16, the IDF announced the start of a three-day military exercise the following day.
As it began after 17:00pm on June 17, an unidentified UMV (Unmanned Aerial Vehicle) crossed in from Syria and flew over the Israeli Golan and Upper Galilee for nearly an hour. The small craft had every opportunity to photograph and collect intelligence information on most of the IDF units taking part in the drill and their intelligence resources and beam them back to its operators in Syria.


 

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Russia revamps air force array in Syria & Mid East
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." 

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