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Turkey pays dear for Erdogan overreach into Syria
DEBKAfile Exclusive Analysis January 1, 2017

The New Year's shooting rampage at the Istanbul Reina nightclub came on the heels of the assassination of the Russian ambassador Andrey Karlov in Ankara. The floodgates had opened up for the Syrian war and its terrorist adjuncts to surge across into Turkey. 

 

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Erdogan Is Losing Control. The Syrian War Is Trickling into Turkey
DEBKAfile Exclusive Report December 22, 2016

He is confronting his army and people with too many external and internal wars.

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The Kurds Ditch US in War on ISIS, Strike a Better Deal with Russia
DEBKAfile Exclusive Report December 15, 2016

The US lost its main spearhead for an offensive to clear ISIS out of Raqqa.

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Aleppo’s Fall Triggers Odd Bedfellows: Russians with Nusra, Assad with Kurds
DEBKAfile Exclusive Report December 8, 2016

Russians are talking to Al Qaeda’s Nusra Front in Turkey, Assad to Kurds in Aleppo.

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Obama’s “Turkish Headache” Holds up the Operation to Liberate Raqqa
DEBKAfile Exclusive Report November 10, 2016

If the Kurds take the lead, they risk being hit in the back by the Turkish army.

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ISIS in Mosul Is Nowhere Near Breaking Point, Two More Islamic Terror Groups Stand by
DEBKAfile Exclusive Report November 3, 2016

Two more Islamic terror groups are standing by to jump in from the Syrian-Iraqi border.

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Erdogan Wants a Turkish Enclave to Span Syria and Iraq
DEBKAfile Exclusive Report November 3, 2016

This would pre-empt Syrian and Iraqi Kurdish independence aspirations.

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The Kurds Suddenly Opt out of Mosul Offensive
DEBKAfile Exclusive Report October 27, 2016

Their leaders refuse to let troops be cannon fodder for US, Iraqi interests.

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ISIS Counteroffensives across Iraq May Spread to Baghdad and Jordan
DEBKAfile Exclusive Report October 27, 2016

They did not expect ISIS to counter with assaults on other Iraqi cities.

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Tehran will fight Turkey’s role in Mosul operation
DEBKAfile Exclusive Report October 24, 2016

The involvement of Turkish special operations, armored and artillery forces in support of the Kurdish Peshmerga battle to drive ISIS out of Bashiqa, 12 south of Mosul, marks a pivotal moment in the US-led coalition’s anti-ISIS offensive to free Iraq’s second city. The entire Mosul operation hangs in the balance. Instead of fighting ISIS, the coalition’s partners are squaring off to fight each other.

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ISIS’ Kirkuk raid spreads. US air force in action
DEBKAfile Special Report October 22, 2016

The raid of Kirkuk launched by the Islamic State Friday began to spread Saturday, Oct. 22 to Layla, 21km to the4 south and a road intersection to Baghdad.

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Turkey’s Bid to Expand into Syria and Iraq Will Also Benefit Iran
DEBKAfile Exclusive Report October 20, 2016

Erdogan tries to repeat in Iraq his territorial grab in N. Syria, backed by Iran and Russia.

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Contrarian Shiites and Kurds Bedevil US Mosul Offensive Commanders
DEBKAfile Exclusive Report October 20, 2016

The US has no levers for imposing its will on wayward Kurdish and Shiite militias.

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Fears of Mosul Offensive Breaking up into Regional Proxy Wars
DEBKAfile Exclusive Report October 20, 2016

The main beneficiaries of the coalition meltdown over Mosul will be ISIS and Iran.

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Mosul Operation Brought Forward to October at Obama’s Insistence
DEBKAfile Exclusive Report September 29, 2016

Barack Obama orders US army chiefs to bring forward the operation to free Mosul from ISIS.

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How Russia Helped Turkey Grab 5,000 sq. km of North Syria
DEBKAfile Exclusive Report September 29, 2016

US thinks Erdogan is maneuvering mainly for a crackdown on Kurds inside Turkey.

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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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Bitter Kurds Opt out of US-Led War on ISIS
DEBKAfile Exclusive Report September 1, 2016

Iraqi Peshmerga and Syrian YPG militia quit US-led preparations for Raqqa, Mosul offensives.

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Syrian Kurds clash with Turkish forces
DEBKAfile Exclusive Report August 26, 2016

Syrian Kurdish militia commanders are flouting the ultimatum US Vice President Joe Biden handed them Wednesday, Aug. 24 to retreat to east of the Euphrates or else forfeit US support.  Instead, debkafile’s military sources report, they decided to fight it out with the Turkish army.

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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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