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Kurds Menaced by Turkey, Wooed by Iran
DEBKAfile Exclusive Report April 20, 2017

Iran’s Gen. Soleimani acts to block Iraqi Kurdish independence.

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New US air bases in Syria
US Air Force to quit Incirlik, move to Syria base
DEBKAfile Exclusive Report April 8, 2017

US engineering teams are working round the clock to build a big new air base in northern Syria after completing the expansion of another four. They are all situated in the Syrian borderland with Iraq, debkafile reports. The Trump administration is going full steam ahead on the massive project of pulling US air force units out of the Incirlik air base in southern Turkey and transferring them to the Syrian complex..

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Sarin Gas Bomb: Russian-Iranian Distraction from Grand US Raqqa Plan
DEBKAfile Exclusive Report April 6, 2017

The outrage was contrived by Russia, Iran and Assad to deflect a large-scale US buildup in Syria.

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Turkish tanks deployed in Syria
With Turks out, Raqqa operation is short of tanks
DEBKAfile Exclusive Analysis April 1, 2017

Except for one missing factor, the United States is in advanced preparations for the operation to oust the Islamic State from Raqqa, its Syrian stronghold, as Mission Mosul winds down in Iraq. Tuesday, March 28, a large convoy of trucks, with the KRG numbers plates of the semiautonomous Kurdish government of Iraq, crossed into Syria at the Semalka border post. But without the Turkish army, the operation is short of tanks.

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Trump Team’s Brief Honeymoon with Turkey’s Erdogan Is over
DEBKAfile Exclusive Report February 23, 2017

With Mike Flynn’s exit, Ankara has lost its champion in Washington.

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Turkish and Assad’s forces Race Each Other to Take Al-Bab from ISIS
DEBKAfile Exclusive Report February 9, 2017

They will not risk going all the way to a clash before Putin shows his hand.

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Why Did the Raqqa Offensive Never Take off? For Four Good Reasons
DEBKAfile Exclusive Report February 9, 2017

The Kurdish-Arab force has meanwhile been stopped in its tracks.

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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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Was the Istanbul Nightclub Attack the First ISIS Uyghur Terror Attack outside China?
DEBKAfile Exclusive Report January 5, 2017

ISIS broke new ground in terrorism by the perpetrator’s nationality and his modus operandi.

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Turkey Relied on Prior Russian Intelligence - and Missed the Nightclub Attack
DEBKAfile Exclusive Report January 5, 2017

Although armed with Russian intelligence, Turkish MIT missed the Istanbul attack.

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Syria ready for truce, Assad stays, US is left out
DEBKAfile Special Report December 29, 2016

The Russian-Turkish initiative brings the Syria war the closest it has ever been to conclusion. Its success will be tested by a ceasefire at midnight on Thursday, Sept. 29, and the coming peace talks in Kazakhstan.

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Putin and Erdogan Try to Pin the Envoy’s Assassination on Western Intelligence
DEBKAfile Exclusive Report December 22, 2016

Who really sent Meviut Mert Atlintas to murder the Russian ambassador?

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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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Russian ambassador killed by Nusra jihadist
DEBKAfile Special Report December 19, 2016

The 22-year old Turkish special operations police officer Mevlut Mert Altintas, who assassinated Russian Ambassador Andrei Karlov in Ankara Monday, Dec. 12, was a member of the Nusra Front, Al Qaeda’s Syrian branch. 

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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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Idlib on the Hot Plate after Aleppo. Among Its Jihadists Are 3,000 Chinese Uyghuris
DEBKAfile Exclusive Report December 8, 2016

Among the radicals ruling the 6,100 sq.km region are 3,000 Chinese Uyghuris

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Trump Transition Team Bids for Obama’s Hands-off in Syria and Iraq
DEBKAfile Exclusive Report November 24, 2016

His transition team asks Obama’s White House for its hands-off in Syria and Iraq.

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Trump and Gen. Flynn move in on Syria, Iraq wars
DEBKAfile Exclusive Report November 23, 2016

Unlike most US president elects, Donald Trump is not waiting to be formally sworn into office on Jan. 20. debkafile’s exclusive sources reveal that he has already plunged unannounced into managing America’s military role in the conflicts in Syria and Iraq. For more details, subscribe here to DEBKA Weekly.

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Trump’s Back-Channel Diplomacy Lays the Ground for Strong Debut
DEBKAfile Exclusive Report November 17, 2016

They have fanned out across Mid East and European capitals to open contacts.

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