623 articles tagged "Syria"
US Reins in Turkish, Kurdish Ground Attacks on ISIS
DEBKAfile Exclusive Report May 5, 2016

Washington has also told Ankara that it will not allow a Turkish ground incursion into Syrian territory.

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US Troop Buildup in Syria as Counterweight for Russian Presence
DEBKAfile Exclusive Report May 5, 2016

The number of US commandos in Syria is now believed to be about the same as that of Russia’s Spetsnaz special forces in the country.

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Iranian Army Chief’s Arrival in Syria Imperils Putin-Netanyahu Accord
DEBKAfile Exclusive Report May 5, 2016

The fact that Khamenei raised the issue of Syria’s borders among his directives is an indication that Iran intends to preserve the country’s borders, for now at least.

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GCC leaders reject Obama’s Middle East policy
DEBKAfile Exclusive Analysis April 23, 2016

debkafile’s intelligence sources and its sources in the Gulf report exclusively that US President Barack Obama failed in his effort to convince the leaders of the six Gulf Cooperation Council member states, during their summit on April 22 in Riyadh, to support his Middle East policy and cooperate with Washington. 

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UAE, Jordan and Israel to Set Up Fortress Cities for Syrian Rebels
DEBKAfile Exclusive Report April 21, 2016

This is a joint venture by UAE, Jordan and Israel.

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An Unknown Terror Network Surfaces in Brussels
DEBKAfile Exclusive Report April 21, 2016

The Zerkani network has become the most infamous Islamic terror network in Belgium.

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U.S. and Russia team up to Seek Israel Pullback from Golan
DEBKAfile Exclusive Report April 14, 2016

Obama and Putin are jointly supporting the return of the Golan Heights to Syria.

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First Iranian National Troops Hit the Ground in Syria
DEBKAfile Exclusive Report April 14, 2016

Iran caved in to the Russian pressure, sending standing army troops to fight in Syria

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By Nagorno-Karabakh Clash, Russia Dangled Second Front over Turkey
DEBKAfile Exclusive Report April 7, 2016

The Russian military buildup in Armenia against Turkey mirrors Moscow’s war complex in Syria. It gives Putin two options for juggling to keep Erdogan hopping – activating both or one, and holding the second over Ankara’s head.

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Will Erdogan Go Before Assad? If It’s up to Obama and Putin - Yes
DEBKAfile Exclusive Report April 7, 2016

Erdogan is seen by Obama and Putin as having driven himself into a corner. Due to his obduracy, he has become an impediment to their plans for Syria’s future and the US-Russian war on ISIS in Syria and Iraq.

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Local Setbacks Slow US-Russian Momentum against ISIS in Iraq, Syria
DEBKAfile Exclusive Report April 7, 2016

Moscow and Washington realize they can’t rely on Syrian or Iraqi troops to follow through in any major offensive against ISIS in Raqqa or Mosul and so they are moving forward in slow steps.

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Russian nuclear-capable Iskander missiles deployed in Syria
DEBKAfile Exclusive Report March 30, 2016

Russia has deployed its most advanced tactical missile system, the Iskander-M, in Syria in the last few days, debkafile reports exclusively. Capable of carrying a nuclear warhead, the Russian missiles (NATO codenamed SS-26) have a range of 500km - up to the outskirts of Ankara.

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US-Led Forces Gear Up to Take Raqqa. Assad Deals with ISIS to Get There First
DEBKAfile Exclusive Report March 10, 2016

Assad is quietly scheming to get ISIS to voluntarily withdraw from Raqqa and other Syrian warfronts to Iraq, hoping to get in before the US-led coalition launches its projected battle to evict the Islamic State from its Syrian capital.

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Turkey and Saudi Arabia hit back for the Obama-Putin Syrian pact
DEBKAfile Exclusive Analysis March 5, 2016

Turkey and Saudi Arabia have taken separate steps to break free from Washington’s dictates on the Syrian issue and show their resistance to Russia’s highhanded intervention in Syria. They are moving on separate tracks to signal their defiance and frustration with the exclusive pact between Presidents Barack Obama and Vladimir Putin which ostracizes Riyadh and Ankara on the Syrian question. Turkey, saddled with three million Syrian refugees, is desperate for a no-fly, security zone to shelter them on Syrian soil.
 

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Sidelined in Syria, Saudis Target Hizballah on Its Lebanese Home Ground
DEBKAfile Exclusive Report March 3, 2016

Saudi Arabia has opened a new front in Lebanon against Shiite Iran and Hizballah, after being warned off by Russia and the US from intervention in Syria.

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Netanyahu in No Rush to Restore Ties with Turkey. Ankara Can’t Wait
DEBKAfile Exclusive Report March 3, 2016

After five years of hostile abuse from Ankara, the Israeli prime minister is playing hard to get against Turkey’s rush to bury the hatchet and resume normal relations. Still at issue is the Hamas operations base in Istanbul.

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Hizballah launches Chemicals & Dirty Bombs program at secret Syrian site
DEBKAfile Exclusive Report March 2, 2016

The Syrian town of Zabadani is the site of Hizballah’s new secret program for the development of chemical weapons and dirty bombs, debkafile reveals. Syrian and Iranian engineers and technicians are developing the chemical weapons and foreign experts were hired from outside the Middle East to help build radioactive weapons.

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Secret Hizballah Chemical Arms, Dirty Bombs Complex in Syria
DEBKAfile Exclusive Report February 25, 2016

Hizballah has converted the former resort town of Zabadani into a fortified compound for the secret manufacture of chemical weapons and dirty bombs.

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Netanyahu phones Putin for clarifications on the South Syrian ceasefire
DEBKAfile Special Report February 24, 2016

Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu phoned President Vladimir Putin Wednesday Feb. 24, to find out how the partial Syrian ceasefire due to go into effect Saturday Feb. 27 will affect Israel’s northern border security.
 

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As US & Russia Dicker over a Syria Ceasefire, the Obama-Putin Pact Is Firm
DEBKAfile Exclusive Report February 11, 2016

The dickering for a compromise on a ceasefire in Syria has not shaken the Obama-Putin pact which gives Russian the leading military role in the conflict. The ceasefire lines will reflect the US and Russian lines east and west respectively of the Euphrates River.

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