DEBKAfile Exclusive Analysis December 26, 2016
After the Russian Tu-154 air crashed into the Black Sea two minutes after its takeoff for Syria Sunday Dec. 25, there was no immediate announcement that the disaster which caused 92 deaths was caused by terrorism. It was only suggested later.
DEBKAfile Exclusive Report December 22, 2016
He invited Iran to take a leading role in resolving the Syrian conflict.
DEBKAfile Exclusive Analysis December 16, 2016
Aleppo's fall brought down the entire architecture of US-backed positions in northern Syria. The US-backed rebel groups all melted away. Putin's role in taking the Syrian town was an extra tool for the Democrats for condemning Russian inerference in the election campaign.
DEBKAfile Exclusive Report December 15, 2016
It will be much tougher and non-negotiable. Iranian forces to be forced out of Iraq and Syria.
DEBKAfile Exclusive Report December 8, 2016
Moscow started to deploy Chechen special operations forces units to Syria this week, debkafile’s military sources reveal. The troops come from elite units of the Chechen military with extensive field experience in urban warfare. Some of the units fought in eastern Ukraine in the past two years and, before that. in Chechnya against radical Islamic terror organizations linked to Al Qaeda and the Salafi movement.
DEBKAfile Exclusive Report November 26, 2016
Egyptian President Abdel-Fatteh El-Sisi’s secret decision to intervene militarily in the Syrian war on the side of the Syrian President Bashar Assad is revealed here by debkafile’s military and intelligence sources.
DEBKAfile Exclusive Report November 24, 2016
His transition team asks Obama’s White House for its hands-off in Syria and Iraq.
DEBKAfile Exclusive Report November 20, 2016
Hizballah this week transferred two brigades of some 5,000 fighters to the Aleppo front to bolster the Assad regime’s concentrated push to finally rout the rebels who have been holding out year after year in the eastern half of the ravaged city.
DEBKAfile Exclusive Report November 3, 2016
Appoints sons-in-law as Army Commander and Party Leader.
DEBKAfile Exclusive Report June 6, 2016
During his 48-hour trip to Moscow (Monday and Tuesday June 6-7), Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu will offer President Vladimir Putin to elevate Moscow to senior broker in the Israeli-Palestinian dispute as quid pro quo.
DEBKAfile Special Report May 16, 2016
The defeat that Iran and Hizballah suffered on May 6 in a battle at the Syrian village of Khan Touman showed they cannot win the war for Syria’s President Assad. Seven days after the clash, the commander of Hizballah’s forces in Syria, Mustafa Bader Al-din, was killed in a ground-to-ground missile strike near the Damascus international airport. Later claims by various sources that he was killed in the battle were attempts to conceal the two biggest military blows suffered by the Iranians and Hizballah in Syria.
DEBKAfile Exclusive Report April 13, 2016
The speculation that terrorist organizations in Syria, and apparently in Iraq, possess advanced shoulder-fired antiaircraft missiles capable of overcoming defenses of Russian aircraft became reality when one of Russia’s Mi-28H attack helicopters was shot down in Syria on April 11. The aircraft is equipped with the most advanced defensive system of its kind, the President-S, which is resistant to active and passive jamming. The details:
DEBKAfile Exclusive Report February 22, 2016
President Putin this week sent Defense Minister Sergei Shoigu to Tehran to unsnarl his blueprint for a solution of the Syrian crisis from the blockage placed in its path by none other than Bashar Assad, who refuses to hear of Moscow’s proposals for a political formula for ending the war, or even a ceasefire. debkafile reports that Assad has quietly gained Tehran’s support for his negativism, causing strains between Moscow, Damascus and Tehran that are blowing back on the working relations between the Russian, Iranian and Syrian commands running the Syrian war.
DEBKAfile Exclusive Report February 18, 2016
Obama and Putin have no intention of cutting Turkey and Saudi Arabia into their joint plans for the Syrian military conflict or future. Erdogan, while bitterly opposed to their sponsorship of the Kurds, will think twice before stepping into Syria.
DEBKAfile Special Report February 12, 2016
An agreement for the cessation of hostilities in Syria was announced in Munich early Friday, Feb. 12. This accord, defined by Secretary of State John Kerry as “words on paper” subject to implementation, provided a formal framework for the existing US-Russian military collaboration in Syria, and a stamp for the secret Obama-Putin deal concluded in December for ending the war and shaping Syria’s future
DEBKAfile Exclusive Report February 3, 2016
Russia is determined to bomb Syrian rebels into submission by a massive aerial campaign, comparable to the American 2003 “shock and awe” offensive over Baghdad. Only this time, it is Russia which is invading Syria. Tuesday, Feb. 2, saw a wave of air strikes, for which heavy Tupolev Tu-22M strategic bombers flew in from their base in Russia. President Vladimir is not deterred by the hundreds of civilian casualties caused in these raids, nor by rebel groups’ threat to walk out of the Geneva conference because he knows Barack Obama is behind him.
DEBKAfile DEBKA Weekly February 2, 2016
The Syrian peace conference in Geneva has only one real task: to rubberstamp the quiet deals Barack Obama and Vladimir Putin have struck for ending the Syrian war. Their pact was first revealed in last week’s DEBKA Weekly. The current issue out this Friday has the sequel, which exclusively covers Putin’s next steps. He is already studying a short list of candidates as Bashar Assad's successor. This issue also reveals US-Russian plans for eradicating ISIS by the targeted date of July 1.