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Trump slams Hezbollah as terror group in U.N. speech.

U.S. President Donald Trump accused Tehran of squandering Iran's wealth in part by supporting Hezbollah in his speech to the U.N. General Assembly Tuesday.

- The Daily Star - LB

Hezbollah drone downed over Golan.

Israel's downing of a Hezbollah-operated Iranian drone over the de-militarized Golan Heights Tuesday was unlikely to inflame the situation given that it was within the Jewish state's policy to distance the group from its borders, analysts told The Daily Star.

- The Daily Star - LB

Israel shoots down Hezbollah drone with Patriot missile.

JERUSALEM , The Israel Defense Forces shot down a Hezbollah drone before it entered Israeli airspace. One Patriot missile intercepted the drone in the demilitarized zone between Israel and Syria on the Golan Heights, the IDF said. The  Iran-made unmanned aerial vehicle had originated from the airport in Damascus on an ...

- JTA - US

Israeli Missile Intercepts 'Hezbollah-Controlled' Drone .

An Israeli missile intercepted a drone reportedly controlled by Hezbollah The IDF claims that the drone came from Damascus International Airport The drone had not yet crossed into Israeli territory Israel is increasingly concerned about Hezbollah and Iran in Syria All rights reserved © The Jerusalem Post 1995 - 2017

- Albawaba - UK

Israel shoots down Iranian-made drone over Syrian frontier: military.

JERUSALEM - Israel shot down a pilotless plane over the Golan Heights on Tuesday and said it was probably an Iranian-built aircraft on a reconnaissance mission for the Lebanese Hezbollah militant group along Israel's frontier with Syria.

- Reuters - US

Israel Shoots Down Hezbollah Drone.

Israel’s military on Tuesday shot down an Iranian-made drone being operated by members of the Hezbollah militant group as the drone approached the Golan Heights, the military said. According to the Israeli military, the drone was shot down with a Patriot interceptor missile over the Golan de-militarized zone after ...

- Voice of America - US

Israel shoots down Iranian-made drone over Syrian frontier: Military.

Israel shot down a pilotless plane over the Golan Heights on Tuesday and said it was probably an Iranian-built aircraft on a reconnaissance mission for the Lebanese Hezbollah militant group along Israel`s frontier with Syria.

- Zee News - IN

Militants attack Syrian govt areas near Hama.

Insurgent groups launched a big attack on government-held areas in northwestern Syria on Tuesday, the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights and a media outlet run by Hezbollah reported

- The Daily Star - LB

Insurgents Attack Syrian-Government Areas Near Hama.

Insurgent groups launched a big attack on Syrian government-held areas north of the city of Hama on Tuesday, the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights and a media outlet run by the Lebanese group Hezbollah reported, quoted by Reuters. Several groups participated in the well-planned attack on government-held villages, the ...

- Novinite - BG

Insurgents attack Syrian-government areas near Hama: monitor.

BEIRUT - Insurgent groups launched a big attack on Syrian government-held areas north of the city of Hama on Tuesday, the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights and a media outlet run by the Lebanese group Hezbollah reported.

- Reuters - US

Fadlallah slams terror attack warnings issued by embassies.

Hezbollah MP Hasan Fadlallah Monday criticized the warnings of a high risk of terror attacks issued by foreign embassies in Lebanon last week.

- The Daily Star - LB

Israel: McMaster never defended Hezbollah

US, Israel repudiate claims Trump's National Security Advisor yelled at Israeli officials, argued Hezbollah is not a terror group.

- Arutz Sheva - IL

Syrian/Hizballah troops cross Euphrates to east

September 16, 2017, 4:06 PM Shortly after the US-led coalition threatened to strike any Syrian Arab Army units if they crossed the Euphrates River, Syrian and Hizballah troops were marching across imported Russian pontoon bridges to reach the river’s eastern bank. By Friday, Sept. 15 they were able to establish a ...

- DEBKAFile - IL

Syrian/Hizballah troops cross the Euphrates

September 16, 2017, 4:06 PM Shortly after the US-led coalition threatened to strike any Syrian Arab Army units if they crossed the Euphrates River, Syrian and Hizballah troops were marching across imported Russian pontoon bridges to reach the river’s eastern bank. By Friday, Sept. 15 they were able to establish a ...

- DEBKAFile - IL

Iran Gives $800 Million to Hezbollah Terrorists

- TruthRevolt.org - US

With win over IS, Lebanese army jostles Hezbollah

The Lebanese army's recent victory against IS on the Syrian border offered proof of the state forces' growing military capabilities, but Hezbollah still plays an important and complementary role in Lebanese security despite the rivalry between the two encouraged by the United States and Iran.

- Al-Monitor - EG

Report: Iran Boosts Funding to $800 Million for Hezbollah Terrorists

Two years after the nuclear deal was signed by Iran and world powers, the Islamic Republic is reported to have boosted its financial support to Hezbollah to $800 million a year, a dramatic increase from the $200m. it was said to be giving its proxy when sanctions were in place.

- Breitbart - US

America's strategy for countering Iran makes no sense

THE long-feared Shia crescent', stretching from Iran to Lebanon, is now materialising. As the Sunni jihadists of Islamic State are crushed by disparate military coalitions, their place is being filled by radicals of the Shia sort sponsored by Iran—Lebanon's Hizbullah group, local militias and mercenaries recruited from as ...

- Economist.com - UK

Massive IDF exercise simulating war with Hizballah ends

September 14, 2017, 6:32 PM A large-scale IDF simulation of a war with Hizballah involving tens of thousands of troops over the last two weeks in northern Israel came to an end on Thursday. The biggest IDF exercise in 19 years involved ground, air and naval forces. The drill was aimed at improving the preparedness of the ...

- DEBKAFile - IL

Syria, Iran, Hizballah Plan Big Victory Parade Next Month at Al-Qa’im, Iraq

September 14, 2017, 7:37 PM They seriously expect to smash ISIS and end the Syria war by mid-October.

- DEBKAFile - IL

Most pro-Syrian forces fighting ISIS in E. Syria are Hizballah: DEBKA sources

September 14, 2017, 8:31 PM DEBKAfile's military sources report exclusively on Thursday that Hizballah troops account for the majority of the pro-Syrian forces fighting in southeastern Syria during the last week, especially in the area of Deir ez-Zour. The Hizballah forces have run into strong resistance from ISIS forces ...

- DEBKAFile - IL

Evacuated ISIS fighters arrive in Deir ez-Zor says SOHR

From Lebanon after accord with Hezbollah, convoy hit by US

- ANSA - IT

Israel: Lebanon 'will return to stone age' in case of attack

Minister tells Hezbollah: future 'Iran-Russia tension on Syria'

- ANSA - IT

Among a Rising Tide of Extremism in Syria, Women's Freedoms Hang in the Balance

Extremist groups like ISIS, Hezbollah and al-Nusra are undermining the freedoms that Syria's women and girls enjoyed, which were a longtime strength of Syrian society.

- Global Voices - US

Hezbollah fighter captured by Daesh returns to Lebanon

A Hezbollah fighter released by Daesh , following the recent offensive against the group, returned to celebrations Thursday in his home town in south Lebanon.

- The Daily Star - LB

Trump Can Make the Most of a Bad Iran Deal

Secretary of State Rex Tillerson said last month that United States policy toward Iran shouldn't begin and end with the nuclear deal. Washington's issues with that country are far wider, Mr. Tillerson said, citing Iran's meddling in Syria and Iraq, and its support for terrorist groups like Hezbollah. The secretary of state ...

- The Washington Institute - US

Shoigu in Damascus, Tehran for anti-ISIS drive

September 13, 2017, 10:02 PM After a tense conversation with Bashar Assad in Damascus Tuesday, Sept. 12, debkafile’s military and intelligence sources discovered the Russian Defense Minister Sergei Shoigu flew secretly the next day to Tehran. He then proceeded directly to Sochi to brief President Vladimir Putin on his ...

- DEBKAFile - IL

Evacuated Islamic State fighters reach Syria's Deir al-Zor, pro-Damascus commander says

BEIRUT - Buses carrying evacuated Islamic State fighters reached Syria's Deir al-Zor on Wednesday in return for releasing a Hezbollah prisoner, a commander in the pro-Damascus alliance told Reuters.

- Reuters - US

PJ Media: Israelis, McMaster Clashed Over Hezbollah

A meeting between high-level Israeli officials and their American counterparts in August reportedly grew heated when National Security Adviser H.R McMaster brushed off Israelis' concerns about Hezbollah, and backed up an aide who believes it is not a terror organization.

- Newsmax - US

Evacuated Islamic State fighters reach Syria's Deir al-Zor: pro-Damascus commander

BEIRUT - Buses carrying evacuated Islamic State fighters reached jihadist territory in Syria's Deir al-Zor on Wednesday after IS released a Hezbollah prisoner, a commander in the military alliance fighting in support of Damascus told Reuters.

- Reuters - US

Bennett only Security Cabinet member attending IDF drill

As other Cabinet members turn down invitation to IDF simulation of war with Hezbollah, Jewish Home chairman attends alone.

- Arutz Sheva - IL

Israel's DC envoy: Israel will 'act to enforce' Syria red lines

WASHINGTON , Ron Dermer, Israel's ambassador to Washington, told a Rosh Hashana event packed with U.S. officials that Israel would enforce two red lines in the civil war in neighboring Syria: The transfer of major weapons to Hezbollah and the establishment of a permanent Iranian beach head in the country. “Israeli ...

- JTA - US

Nasrallah: We have won the war in Syria

September 12, 2017, 4:12 PM The leader of Hizballah, the Assad regime army’s foremost fighting ally in the Syrian civil war, has declared victory and dismissed as “scattered fighting” the remaining battles. Referring to Assad’s opponents, Hassan Nasrallah is quoted as saying: “The path of the ...

- DEBKAFile - IL

Hezbollah declares Syria victory, Russia says much of country won back

BEIRUT/MOSCOW - The Lebanese Shi'ite group Hezbollah has declared victory in the Syrian war while Russia said government forces had driven militants from much of the country where President Bashar al-Assad's rule seemed in danger two years ago.

- Reuters - US

Hezbollah declares Syria victory, Russia says much of country won back

BEIRUT/MOSCOW - The Lebanese Shi'ite group Hezbollah has declared victory in the Syrian war while Russia said government forces had driven militants from 85 percent of the country where President Bashar al-Assad's rule seemed in danger two years ago.

- Reuters - US

Netanyahu: Iran must be fought as “world’s leading terrorism sponsor”

September 12, 2017, 10:38 AM “Iran initiated, planned and carried out the terrible attacks through its proxy, Hizballah,” Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu said Monday in Buenos Aires. Calling Iran the world’s leading sponsor of terrorism, he said Israel was determined to fight it and prevent Iranian ...

- DEBKAFile - IL

Iran buildup in S. Syria - riposte for IDF drill

September 12, 2017, 1:36 PM Iran, Syria and Hizballah sharpened their responses to the large-scale Israeli military war game against a potential Hizballah invasion when, on Tuesday, Sept. 12, the drill began its second week with a simulated 30km-deep thrust into S. Lebanon - up to the Awali River. Syrian military sources ...

- DEBKAFile - IL

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September 12, 2017, 4:00 PM The leader of Hizballah, the Assad regime army’s foremost fighting ally in the Syrian civil war, has declared victory and dismissed as “scattered fighting” the remaining battles. Referring to Assad’s opponents, Hassan Nasrallah is quoted as saying: “The path of the ...

- DEBKAFile - IL

Hezbollah declares victory in Syria

'We have won in the war...and what remains are scattered battles,' says Hezbollah leader Nasrallah.

- Malaysiakini - MY

Nasrallah says Syrian war won

Hezbollah Secretary-General Sayyed Hassan Nasrallah said that war in Syria has been won, a local daily Tuesday quoted him as saying.

- The Daily Star - LB

Hezbollah declares Syria victory: report

BEIRUT - The Syrian government's powerful Lebanese ally Hezbollah has declared victory in the Syrian war, dismissing remaining fighting as "scattered battles", a pro-Hezbollah newspaper reported on Tuesday.

- Reuters - US

Nasrallah says 'Syrian war won': report

Hezbollah secretary-general Sayyed Hassan Nasrallah said that war in Syria has been won, a local daily Tuesday quoted him as saying.

- The Daily Star - LB

Will Russia tolerate Israeli actions in Syria?

The large IDF drill near Israel's northern borders, sends a clear message to Hezbollah: if the organization decides to attack Israel, Israel won't hesitate to destroy Lebanon's infrastructure.

- Al-Monitor - EG

Israel is courting Syrian 'hearts and minds' to keep Hezbollah away

Cross-border assistance program is both humanitarian and strategic.

- Washington Post - US

Syrian/Hizballah forces seize Jordan’s border, rebels on Israeli border about to quit

September 11, 2017, 9:40 AM DEBKAfile’s military sources report that the Syrian army’s 5th Corps units and Hizballah elite brigades Sunday began taking over the Jordanian frontier, including sections close to the Syrian border with Israel. Neither the Jordanian army nor the IDF intervened. Seeing the rebel ...

- DEBKAFile - IL

US-Russian pincer for ISIS in Euphrates Valley

September 10, 2017, 12:51 PM The US and Russia have just come together to support a joint pincer movement to pin the Islamic State down in its last strongholds of Abu Kamal and Mayadin in the Euphrates Valley, debkafile reports. The new US-Russian understanding provides a roadmap for twin offensives - one with Russian air ...

- DEBKAFile - IL

Syrian army controls entire Damascus-Deir al-Zor highway: Hezbollah media unit

BEIRUT - Syrian government forces seized a final stretch of highway linking the eastern city of Deir al-Zor to the capital Damascus on Sunday in further advances against Islamic State, a Hezbollah-run media unit reported.

- Reuters - US

US coalition hands ISIS convoy over to Syrian army

September 9, 2017, 12:22 PM At Russia’s request, US forces agreed to halt aerial surveillance and hand over to the Syrian military a convoy of Islamic State fighters which has been stranded in the Syria Desert for 10 days, since Hizballah allowed the jihadists to leave the Lebanese-Syrian battle zone. US aerial ...

- DEBKAFile - IL

Iran Threatens to Attack the US in Iraq

Iran Focus London, 8 Sep - Iranian—backed Hezbollah militias have threatened to start attacking US troops once the so-called Islamic State has been driven out of Iraq. The message to America: Leave Iraq or face war with Iran. A commander of the Kata'ib Hezbollah forces, one of the largest and most violent Iranian proxy ...

- Iran Focus - UK

Israel targets Syrian weapons factory

Key Points The IAF appears to have hit a Syrian weapons development and production facility on 7 September Israeli officials have been warning that Syrian facilities are being used to produce weapons for Hizbullah The Israeli Air Force appears to have carried out its first known strike

- Jane’s - US

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