17 articles tagged "US Air Force"
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US, Russia trade blows in Syria on Kurds’ backs
DEBKAfile Exclusive Report August 20, 2016

The near-clash between US and Syrian warplanes over Kurdish Hassaka in northern Syrian Friday Aug. 19 sprung out of the Obama administration’s decision the day before to try and draw the line on the growing Russian-Iranian-Turkish-Syrian collaboration in the conjoined Syrian-Iraqi arenas, debkafile reports. It occurred when US jets flew in protective formation over the Kurdish positions, the day after they were attacked by Syrian (some say Russian) jets.

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Turkey Demands Shared Control of US Nukes at Incirlik before Lifting Siege of US Airmen
DEBKAfile Exclusive Report August 18, 2016

Erdogan tried holding US airmen to siege to gain control of nuclear weapons.

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Rushed evacuation of US nukes from Incirlik
DEBKAfile Exclusive Report August 18, 2016

In an earthshaking Middle East development, the United States has begun secretly evacuating the tactical nuclear weapons it had stockpiled at the southern Turkish air base of Incirlik – another step towards folding American tents in the Middle East.

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Erdogan locks US airmen, nuclear arms in Incirlik
DEBKAfile Special Report July 20, 2016

Some 1,500 US airmen and their families were locked in the southern Turkish air base of Incirlik together with a stock if tactical nuclear bombs after President Reccep Erdogan crushed an attempted coup on Saturday, July 16.

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Is the Innovative US F-35 Warplane a ‘Velociraptor’ or Easy Prey?
DEBKAfile Exclusive Report July 14, 2016

Russia and China working on a radar system capable of pinpointing the stealth craft’s location.

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Russia revamps air force array in Syria & Mid East
DEBKAfile Special Report July 6, 2016

Moscow has decided to send additional advanced aircraft, including K-52 helicopter gunships, to Syria “in order to strengthen the Russian military grouping that takes part in anti-terrorist operations." 

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First Palestinians in Syria war - under Hizballah
DEBKAfile Exclusive Report June 19, 2016

On Sunday, June 19, helicopters of the Syrian Air Force started transporting Palestinian militia fighters from the Damascus area to the Deir-ez-Zor region of eastern Syria, debkafile’s military sources said in an exclusive report. They are joining Hizballah troops gathering in the area ahead of an all-out assault on Islamic State’s grip on the area, notably the Euphrates River valley.

 

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US military chiefs overrate damage to ISIS
DEBKAfile Special Report May 28, 2016

The US has deployed about 7,500 US soldiers in Iraq and Syria and an additional 1,000 to 1,250 troops in Libya. US planes are taking off from Incirlilk base in South Turkey against Raqqa in Syria and Mosul in Iraq. Yet the ISIS peril is not diminished. 

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Iran’s Soleimani leads US-backed attack on Fallujah
DEBKAfile Exclusive Report May 24, 2016

Even though Iraqi Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi announced that 35,000 Iraqi troops have launched an attack to liberate Fallujah from ISIS, most of those forces are not participating in the attack on the city,

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Exclusive: US warplanes intervene in Syrian war
DEBKAfile Exclusive Report May 17, 2016

On Tuesday, May 17, the US expanded its involvement in the war in Syria, and for the first time since the war began in 2011, US F-16 fighter-bombers bombed radical Syrian rebels fighting Iranian, Syrian and Hizballah forces near Aleppo, debkafile’s military and intelligence sources say in an exclusive report. 

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To gratify Tehran and Moscow, new US-Turkish anti-ISIS war campaign in Syria skirts Assad’s forces
DEBKAfile Exclusive Report July 25, 2015

After hree rounds of Turkish bombing attacks on the Islamic State in northern Syria, Ankara and Washington agreed Saturday, July 25, to name the security zone covered by a “partial no fly zone” they had declared in northern Syria the “Islamic State free zone.” This name represents a US-Turkish concession to Iran of immunity for its allies, Syrian President Bashar Assad and Hizballah, in order to gain Tehran’s cooperation in the campaign against ISIS. This deal advances Syrian-Hizballah hold on northern Syria against Islamist assaults, but drops the Kurds by the wayside.

 

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Why Did a US B-52 Strategic Bomber Join a Mid East War Game against ISIS?
DEBKAfile Exclusive Report May 14, 2015

The B-52H bomber which flew directly from the US to join a multilateral anti-terror exercise in Jordan was hardly the right weapon for swatting ISIS, but better suited for a strong message to Tehran and Damascus.

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US-led warplanes cut through to ISIS targets in Syria & Iraq over Israel
DEBKAfile Exclusive Report December 2, 2014

All the US and Western strike and surveillance flights against ISIS in Syria and Iraq reach their targets through Israeli and Jordanian airspace, US, European and civilian monitors of global air force movements report. This is confirmed by detailed maps released by bodies tracking the movements of military strike and refueling craft across the world. One of two corridors (see attached map) runs north of Tel Aviv through Jordan to Iraq and the second through Golan to Syria. Israel and Jordan are revealed as partners in the US-led air offensive against ISIS.

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Islamist fundamentalists gain tactical advantage over the US and Israel in Gaza and Irbil, 1,372 km apart
DEBKAfile Exclusive Analysis August 9, 2014

While different in many ways, the campaigns waged by the US in northern Iraq against Al Qaeda’s IS, and by Israel in Gaza against Hamas, share common features. President Obama won’t put US special forces back in Iraq and, for very different reasons, Israeli leaders abstained from sending special forces deep inside the Gaza Strip to eliminate the Hamas high command and its main rocket stocks. Both have fallen into the same error of relying on air strikes to eliminate Islamist fundamentalists on the march. And so neither conflict will end soon.

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Binyamin Netanyahu and Leon Panetta
US Multi-tasking to Destroy Iranian Missiles, Defend Saudi Oil & Hormuz
DEBKAfile Exclusive Report August 3, 2012

The US army is completed its planning for an Israeli war on Iran in October at the latest. Its tasks will be to destroy Iranian missiles geared for reprisals against US military sites and Israel, defend Saudi oil and keep the Strait of Hormuz open to oil traffic.

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USAF F-22s deployed to Persian Gulf
US military drills Day One after strike on Iran, deploys F-22s to Gulf
DEBKAfile Exclusive Report April 28, 2012

US Navy, Air Force, ground, intelligence and special forces units based at home, in Europe and the Middle East, took part this week in a special exercise ordered by President Barack Obama to simulate reactions to a potential US/Israel strike on Iran’s nuclear facilities, debkafile reports. Advanced US stealth F-22 fighter bombers were also transferred to the Al Dhafra Air Base in the UAE. Washington is thinking of attacking core elements of Iran’s nuclear program to weaken its hand in negotiations. 

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USAF X-37B Orbital Test Vehicle
Secret US Air Force unmanned space plane launched
DEBKAfile Special Report April 20, 2010

Blastoff of the unmanned X-37B space plane from Kennedy Cape Canaveral Air Force Station in Florida Space Center was delayed until Thursday, April 22, to allow Discovery to return to earth at the nearby Kennedy Space Center. With many of its features kept secret, the US Air Force project has sparked speculation that the little Orbital Test Vehicle is the space version of the US Predator drone.

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