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Russian-Syrian Aleppo tactics await the South
DEBKAfile Exclusive Report September 23, 2016

In scores of air raids launched early Friday, Sept. 23, Syrian and Russian bombers pulverized Syrian rebel strongholds in eastern Aleppo, while, on the ground, Syrian military, Hizballah and pro-Iranian Shiite militia forces hammered those targets in one of the most destructive onslaughts yet seen in the nearly six-year Syrian civil war. Cries of “annihilation!” came from rebel commanders.

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Once out of the Mid East, the US Can’t Come to Grips with the Jihadists
DEBKAfile Exclusive Report September 22, 2016

Once out of the Mid East, the US can’t come to grips with the jihadists.

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How the Radical Nusra Chief Upset the Obama-Putin Applecart for Syria
DEBKAfile Exclusive Report September 22, 2016

The Syrian rebel movement gangs up against the US as well as Russia.

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Rockets on Golan, Pentagon flouts Obama, no truce
DEBKAfile Exclusive Analysis September 17, 2016

The Pentagon and US army are not following the orders of their Commander-in-Chief Barack Obama in the execution of the military cooperation accord in Syria concluded by US Secretary of State John Kerry and Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov in Geneva on Sept. 12. Five days after the truce they agreed would go into effect Monday, fighting was still raging Saturday, Sept. 17.
 

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America’s Rivals Make Hay amid US Election Mayhem
DEBKAfile Exclusive Report September 15, 2016

America’s rivals are making hay amid election mayhem besetting Washington.

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Obama Pins His Legacy on Vanquishing ISIS at Raqqa and Mosul
DEBKAfile Exclusive Report September 15, 2016

He pins his legacy on rooting ISIS out of Raqqa and Mosul before exiting the White House.

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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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Turkey’s Syrian Invasion Kicks off Wide-Ranging Intervention
DEBKAfile Exclusive Report August 25, 2016

From Jarabulus, the Turkish army will advance in three heads east, west and south.

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US and Russia on Verge of Separate No-Fly Zones in Syria
DEBKAfile Exclusive Report August 25, 2016

The US plans to collaborate with Turkish, Israeli and Jordanian air forces to secure three zones.

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Turkey Uses Bilateral Ties with Israel as Alibi
DEBKAfile Exclusive Analysis August 24, 2016

Turkey is setting a rapid pace for its rapprochement with Israel. Saturday, Aug. 20, the Turkish parliament ratified the reconciliation agreement Ankara signed with Jerusalem and Prime Minister Binali Yildirim announced the ambassadors would be exchanged soon. 

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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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Putin Shuts the Door on US “Last Try” for Cooperation in Syria
DEBKAfile Exclusive Report August 4, 2016

He says: Let the Russians get on with it, as the US has little presence in the arena anyway.

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Iran, Shattered by Heavy Losses, Ponders Downsizing Troop Level in Syria
DEBKAfile Exclusive Report July 14, 2016

Qassem Soleiman ordered to stop the swelling traffic of Iranian coffins from Syria.

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Putin Deaf to Israel’s Gripes about Russian Arms for Hizballah
DEBKAfile Exclusive Report July 14, 2016

Israeli air strikes are not stopping all arms convoy traffic from Syria to Lebanon.

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IDF bulldozers with tanks enter Golan DMZ
DEBKAfile Exclusive Report July 13, 2016

Israeli military bulldozers backed by tanks have crossed into the demilitarized zone dividing the Israeli and Syrian Golan borders. They are building a line of fortifications and anti-tank trenches 300-500 meters inside the DMZ  

 

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The covert dimension of Israeli-Egyptian ties
DEBKAfile Exclusive Report July 10, 2016

The Egyptian Foreign Minister Sameh Shoukry’s visit to Israel Sunday, July 10 and the two conversations he held with Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu that day underscored the intensified ties between the two governments and their leaders.

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Assad Has Finally Won. Washington Is Talking to Him
DEBKAfile Exclusive Report July 7, 2016

Obama secretly sent Special Envoy Brett McGurk for direct back-channel talks with Assad.

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Erdogan Covertly Reaches out to Assad, Raising His New Allies’ Mistrust
DEBKAfile Exclusive Report July 7, 2016

Seeks to follow Russian track to Assad while upsetting future Sunni allies.

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