748 articles tagged "Syria"
Old Petraeus Team’s Leading Lights Join Trump’s NSC in Key Posts
DEBKAfile Exclusive Report February 9, 2017

Two are colonels who helped draw up his surge plan which turned the tide in Iraq.

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Israel’s inaction in Syria may open Golan to Iran
DEBKAfile Exclusive Report February 6, 2017

Since Netanyahu's rhetoric is not backed by military action, Israel has little say in what happens next in Syria, and little clout for keeping Iran and Hizballah out of the Golan.

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Trump’s NSC Shakes up World Regional Map to Reflect New Orientations
DEBKAfile Exclusive Report February 2, 2017

His political and security orientation is reflected in a North African and Mid East reshuffle.

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Crossed Wires in Trump Administration over First US-Russian Air Sortie in Syria
DEBKAfile Exclusive Report January 26, 2017

The Pentagon denied military collaboration after it went ahead in Syria.

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Trump-Putin safe zones deal ousts Iran from Syria
DEBKAfile DEBKA Weekly January 26, 2017

 

Syria stands on the threshold of dramatic changes that will directly impact on the strategic and military situation along the Syrian borders with Israel and Jordan, debkafile reports exclusively. They derive from a deal struck this week by US President Donald Trump and Russian President Vladimir Putin to establish US, Russian and Turkish security zones in Syria. This scheme will transfer military control of the country to those three powers and require Iranian and pro-Iranian forces to leave. More about this in the latest DEBKA Weekly (for subscribers).

 

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Mystery blasts in Damascus: Syria accuses Israel
DEBKAfile Exclusive Report January 13, 2017

There were two unclaimed explosions in Damascus overnight Thursday and early Friday (Jan.12-13) – one at an officers club in Damascus and the second at Mezzeh airport, which Syria alleged was the work of the new Israeli S-35 stealth aircraft firing across the border from a point over the Sea of Galilee. There was no claim to either of the attacks.

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Iranian Foreboding over Putin’s Pivot Away towards Trump and Erdogan
DEBKAfile Exclusive Report January 12, 2017

Turkey’s Erdogan is now favorite ally, cutting Iran out of premier status in Syria and Iraq.

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Saudis Remit $3 Billion to Lebanese President Aoun to Win Him Away from Tehran
DEBKAfile Exclusive Report January 12, 2017

The delivery timeline depends on how fast he distances himself from Iran and Hizballah.

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Putin Charts Mass-Transfer of Rebels from Central Syria to the South
DEBKAfile Exclusive Report January 5, 2017

Russian officers test Israeli, Jordanian responses to mass rebel resettlement on their borders.

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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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Turkey Provokes Head-to-Heads with Iran, Its Proxies and ISIS
DEBKAfile Exclusive Report December 15, 2016

Erdogan is looking for a fight with the Iraqi Shiites and in trouble with ISIS in Syria.

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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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Iran Shifts Focus from Nuclear to Conventional, From Defense to Offense
DEBKAfile Exclusive Report December 8, 2016

A conventional, four-nation army is prepared to fulfill Iran’s imperial ambitions.

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Putin Pulls a Fast One on Trump in Syria, Testing His Resolve
DEBKAfile Exclusive Report December 1, 2016

It took him a week to renege on his understandings with the incoming Trump administration.

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Anti-ISIS Ops in Syria and Iraq at a Standstill, Waiting for Trump
DEBKAfile Exclusive Report November 10, 2016

The US president-elect on Syria and Iraq: “We need different thinking in this country.”

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Will Saudi King’s Son Be Next Monarch? Only If He Can Jump the Line
DEBKAfile Exclusive Report November 10, 2016

King Salman has acted to correct the imbalance between his son and MBN.

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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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