DEBKAfile Exclusive Report January 23, 2017
Syrian government and rebel groups launch a fresh peace conference in the Kazakh capital of Astana Monday, Jan.23 in freezing temperatures of minus 20 Centigrade. Although the event is jointly sponsored by Russia, Turkey and Iran, Moscow is the real power-broker. The effort to turn the truce in a more permanent cessation of hostilities will be long and arduous, and only then can Syria’s political future be approached.
DEBKAfile Exclusive Report January 21, 2017
Donald Trump in his inauguration speech pledged to wipe radical Islamist terrorism “off the face of the earth.” His words were still reverberating when Russian long-range Tu-22M3 bombers smashed Islamic State targets in the eastern Syrian province of Deir ez-Zour the next day.
DEBKAfile Exclusive Report January 19, 2017
Moscow took Assad and Tehran by surprise with a dark horse for opposition leader.
DEBKAfile Exclusive Analysis December 28, 2016
Wednesday, Dec. 28, hours before US Secretary of State John Kerry was due to deliver a major speech on his vision for the Middle East, Turkey and Russia announced a ceasefire plan going into effect the same night for the whole of Syria.
DEBKAfile Exclusive Report March 24, 2016
Putin is punishing Assad for obstructing a Syrian political solution in Geneva by holding back air support from his army’s operations until he toes the line.
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