48 articles tagged "Shiites"
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The Saudis Ravage Shiite Town after Iran-Inspired Terror
DEBKAfile Exclusive Report August 3, 2017

They accuse Awamiyah of waging Iran-inspired terrorism against Saudi forces.

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Saudi Attaches Price Tag for Building New Iraqi Army
DEBKAfile Exclusive Report March 2, 2017

Provided Baghdad injects more Sunni troops into the Shiite-majority army.

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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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Iran Sneaks Behind Russia’s Back to Steal the Syrian Show
DEBKAfile Exclusive Report February 9, 2017

Iran is building shadow institutions in Damascus ready to sabotage Russian positions.

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Al-Baghdadi Lets Foreigners Go Home for Jihad, Axes Top ISIS Command
DEBKAfile Exclusive Report January 19, 2017

This decision and the axing of his top command show weakness at the top of ISIS.

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As the Mosul Offensive Peters out, ISIS Poises for Its Comeback
DEBKAfile Exclusive Report December 1, 2016

The Iraqi army’s failure to break through prompts ISIS recovery.

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Comparing the US-led Mosul Operation with Russia’s Intervention in Aleppo
DEBKAfile Exclusive Report October 27, 2016

The US-led operation to liberate Mosul went haywire in its first week.

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The Mosul Operation May Mire the US in Regional Conflicts
DEBKAfile Exclusive Report October 20, 2016

Obama’s plan for a major victory against ISIS quickly runs foul of local disputes.

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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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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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Gexit after Brexit: Oman Wants out of Gulf Alliance
DEBKAfile Exclusive Report June 30, 2016

Close to Iran, Oman resents the repression of Shiites in Saudi Arabia and Bahrain.

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Coming Raqqa Offensive May Net Russia an Iraqi Air Base
DEBKAfile Exclusive Report March 31, 2016

Putin has never given up on a Russian air base in Iraq after getting his way in Syria. He now has a good chance of Obama’s nod to him gaining an air base in Shiite dominated southern Iraq near the old fields.

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Iraq’s Partition Inches Forward with a New Baghdad Wall
DEBKAfile Exclusive Report February 25, 2016

The Iraqi government says the wall going up to enclose Baghdad is a defense against terrorists. The Sunnis see it as a step towards forming a separate Shiite Iraqi state based on the capital, Baghdad.

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Iran Tops up Stock of US Hostages to Squeeze Washington
DEBKAfile Exclusive Report January 21, 2016

Iran’s Revolutionary Guards had no sooner agreed to release US hostages in a prisoner swap than three more were captured in Baghdad to keep the hostage card in play for squeezing Washington to part with more nuclear concessions.  

 

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Saudi Tehran embassy torched
Iran-Saudi crisis spurs Hizballah strike on Israel
DEBKAfile Exclusive Analysis January 4, 2016

Not only did the Saudis execute the prominent Shiite cleric Nimr al-Nimr as a terrorist, but they put him to death together with Sunni terrorists, an unpardonable act which enraged Iran’s supreme leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei to the point of threatening the Saudi royal family with “divine revenge.” Tehran also noted Prime Minister Netanyahu’s reference to Sunni and Shiite terrorist threats alike besetting Israel, and inferred that a counter-Tehran alliance may be in the making between Saudi Arabia and Israel, and possibly Turkey too.

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Ramadi’s “Conquest” Leaves Little to Celebrate. ISIS Is Still Around
DEBKAfile Exclusive Report December 31, 2015

Deep cracks emerged in the allied front that pulled off the partially successful Ramadi operation. Most forces stayed out of the fighting, Americans shut Shiite militias out of the city center, and the US-trained Sunni militias had their own agenda.

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Iran’s Gen. Soleimani Lays His Battlefield Failures at Washington’s Door
DEBKAfile Exclusive Report September 3, 2015

Iranian Gen. Soleimani’s makeshift forces are taking a beating on all fronts – Syria, Iraq and Yemen – outsmarted and outgunned by ISIS. To cover up his failures he has unleashed a vicious attack on Washington.

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Iran Sends Powerful Zelzal Missiles into Iraq to Recover Fallujah and Ramadi
DEBKAfile Exclusive Report August 27, 2015

Tehran is fighting on two Iraqi fronts: It has imported the powerful Zelzal missile to beef up a fresh offensive to recover Ramadi and Faluja from ISIS and contending with strong anti-Iran opposition lead by the venerated Grand Ayatollah Ali Sistani from Najef.

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ISIS Is Unstoppable in the Foreseeable Future - even if Obama Does Deliver a Complete Strategy
DEBKAfile Exclusive Report June 11, 2015

While all the experts agree that Obama has been too slow to stop ISIS, some ask whether this was not a devious ploy to let the Islamists curtail Iran’s imperial aspirations.

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The Islamists Cash in on Natural Resources in Looted Lands, Can Afford a Nuclear Bomb
DEBKAfile Exclusive Report May 28, 2015

ISIS has seized a dozen oil fields in Iraq and Syria amassing billions of dollars in black market sales and saving up to buy a nuclear bomb.

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