Hezbollah-Israel tensions grow as drones, airstrikes increase
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by Seth Frantzman
8h ago
Hezbollah launched drones at northern Israel on April 16 and 17 during two days of escalation in northern Israel as the IDF eliminated two Hezbollah commanders and Hezbollah carried out attempted attacks on IDF bases. The post Hezbollah-Israel tensions grow as drones, airstrikes increase first appeared on FDD's Long War Journal ..read more
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Generation Jihad Ep. 160 — Slaughtering sacred cows
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by Bill Roggio
2d ago
In a special co-host takeover, Behnam and Joe discuss the Islamic Republic's unprecedented attack on Israel this weekend. The post Generation Jihad Ep. 160 — Slaughtering sacred cows first appeared on FDD's Long War Journal ..read more
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Between Iran and Rafah, IDF considers next steps
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by Seth Frantzman
2d ago
The Chief of Staff for the Israel Defense Forces spoke to Israeli air force personnel at the Nevatim base in southern Israel on April 15, praising them for their defense against the attack by Iran. Israel is considering its options for responding to the Iranian attack. In addition, Israel’s Minister of Defense held discussions about upcoming operations in Rafah. The post Between Iran and Rafah, IDF considers next steps first appeared on FDD's Long War Journal ..read more
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Generation Jihad Ep. 159 — Six months of war in Gaza and Hamas still ≠ ISIS
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by Bill Roggio
5d ago
Bill is joined by LWJ’s Seth Frantzman just after the six-month mark of Israel’s defensive war in Gaza resulting from the October 7 attack by Hamas. They discuss Seth’s latest visit to border communities in Israel and whether there’s a realistic timeline for still-evacuated citizens to return, disturbing reports that Hamas has apparently lost track of which hostages are dead or alive, and Tehran’s possible response to Israel’s April 1 assassination of an IRGC-QF commander in Damascus as we enter day ~seven of bracing for an imminent Iranian attack against Israel within 24-48 hours. The post Ge ..read more
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Ukrainian Parliament Passes Mobilization Bill But Punts on Demobilization
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by John Hardie
6d ago
Ukraine's parliament finally passed a bill aimed at redressing its manpower shortage. But Kyiv's lack of urgency has given Russia an opportunity to make gains. The post Ukrainian Parliament Passes Mobilization Bill But Punts on Demobilization first appeared on FDD's Long War Journal ..read more
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IDF’s new phase of operations in Gaza to include pinpoint raids, increased aid
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by Seth Frantzman
6d ago
The Israel Defense Forces carried out raids in Gaza into Nuseirat and Shujaiya. The new policy of precision raids reflects a developing phase of operations in Gaza which pairs pinpoint raids with increased humanitarian support for Gaza. The IDF is also constructing a new northern crossing into Gaza for aid to reach northern Gaza. The post IDF’s new phase of operations in Gaza to include pinpoint raids, increased aid first appeared on FDD's Long War Journal ..read more
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Israel’s Defense Minister details new humanitarian focus in Gaza
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by Seth Frantzman
1w ago
Israel’s Defense Minister Yoav Gallant noted Israel’s challenges in Gaza on the humanitarian front, saying that aid has increased in phases and he supports increasing the amount of aid and number of crossings into Gaza for the aid. In addition, he praised the US-Israel relationship and discussed how Hamas has ceased to exist as a military organization in many parts of Gaza. The post Israel’s Defense Minister details new humanitarian focus in Gaza first appeared on FDD's Long War Journal ..read more
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Analysis: Hezbollah’s expected Response to IRGC-QF Gen. Mohammad Zahedi’s killing
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by David Daoud
1w ago
Israel killed a senior IRGC officer in Syria. Iran, and possibly Hezbollah will avenge him – but without undermining their broader objective of rescuing Hamas and its partners in Gaza. The post Analysis: Hezbollah’s expected Response to IRGC-QF Gen. Mohammad Zahedi’s killing first appeared on FDD's Long War Journal ..read more
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Analysis: The consequences of US weakness in Iraq and Syria
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by Bradley Bowman & Cameron McMillan
1w ago
Tehran is threatening new attacks in the Middle East after the April 1 Israeli airstrike in Damascus that killed the Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps commander responsible for smuggling weapons to Lebanon. Analysis of Iranian-backed attacks and U.S. responses in recent months makes clear that a U.S. failure to hit back hard will simply invite more Iranian attacks and risk more American casualties. The post Analysis: The consequences of US weakness in Iraq and Syria first appeared on FDD's Long War Journal ..read more
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IDF trains to confront threats from Hezbollah
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by Seth Frantzman
1w ago
The Israel Defense Forces conducted a training in the north that brought together an IDF division, police, search and rescue, navy and air force units. It focused on “multi-branch and multi-organizational cooperation.” In addition, Israel’s Minister of Defense spoke with US Secretary of Defense Lloyd Austin. The post IDF trains to confront threats from Hezbollah first appeared on FDD's Long War Journal ..read more
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