504 articles tagged "US"
Russia backs self-ruling Kurdish buffer state at Turkey’s back door
DEBKAfile Exclusive Report March 18, 2016

On Thursday, March 17, not even four days after Russian President Vladimir Putin announced the withdrawal of his country’s forces from Syria, he started redrawing its map and dividing up the country into independent federations that will be under Russian influence. He started by backing the Kurdish semiautomous state on the Turkish border.

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Russia Pulls out of West Syria, Leaves US to Face ISIS in the East
DEBKAfile Exclusive Report March 17, 2016

Russia pulls the bulk of its forces out of Syria after achieving its purpose, with hardly a shot fired against ISIS, whose strongholds in the eastern sector are left for the US-led coalition to fight.

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Vietnamese Military Carry Israeli “Tavor” Assault Rifles, Fly Israeli Drones
DEBKAfile Exclusive Report March 10, 2016

While preventing Israel from selling arms to Chine, it suits Washington to have Israel provide the Vietnamese army with advanced weapons to counter China’s expansionist designs in the South China Sea.

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The West Launches a New Covert War on the Islamic State
DEBKAfile Exclusive Report March 3, 2016

The new covert war US and other Western powers have recently launched against ISIS has so far touched only its external fringes – not reached the Islamic State’s operational and intelligence core.

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The US War on ISIS Is Fading – Both in Syria and Libya
DEBKAfile Exclusive Report February 11, 2016

US and Russian bombardments of ISIS targets have petered out in Syria, heavily outnumbered by intense Russian sorties for wiping out rebel resistance. The US-led operation to destroy ISIS in Libya is also on ice, as former Libyan generals join up with the Islamic State.

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For the Mosul Offensive, the US again Dumps the Kurds
DEBKAfile Exclusive Report February 11, 2016

The decision to exclude the Kurds is placing the planned offensive for capturing Mosul and destroying ISIS’s main foothold in Iraq in grave doubt. This is reflected by confusion in the White House and Pentagon over the entire enterprise.

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Mosul Dam Collapse Would Throw Iraq into Chaos, Upend War on ISIS
DEBKAfile Exclusive Report February 11, 2016

The collapse of the Mosul Dam would engulf Iraq like a tsunami, flooding many cities including Baghdad and causing the deaths of an estimated 50,000 people.

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Big Powers Share out Their Military Lead-Roles: US in Libya – Russia in Syria
DEBKAfile Exclusive Report January 28, 2016

America and Russia have shared out their military roles in two hotspots – the US leads a new coalition for defeating ISIS in Libya, Russia is taking charge of leading the Syrian army to victory and vanquishing the rebel movement.

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Nimr Execution as Rallying-Point for King Salman and His Son’s War Policies
DEBKAfile Exclusive Report January 14, 2016

The Saudis put the Shiite cleric to death as a deliberate anti-Iran action to break up the US-Shiite bond and unify the warring princely factions engaged in power struggles behind the policies of the king and his son.

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Ramadi’s “Conquest” Leaves Little to Celebrate. ISIS Is Still Around
DEBKAfile Exclusive Report December 31, 2015

Deep cracks emerged in the allied front that pulled off the partially successful Ramadi operation. Most forces stayed out of the fighting, Americans shut Shiite militias out of the city center, and the US-trained Sunni militias had their own agenda.

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The Dangerous Slide into a Five-Sided Proxy War in Syria
DEBKAfile Exclusive Report November 5, 2015

The contest between America and Russia has begun, joined by three other combatants.

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US Forces Elbowed out of Iraqi Positions by Russian-led “Security Quartet”
DEBKAfile Exclusive Report October 29, 2015

The new “Security Quartet” set up by Russia with Iran, Iraq and Syria, operates out of Baghdad and effectively runs the show in Syria and Iraq, and starting to push the Americans out.

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Syrian Kurds’ Wants Autonomy Guaranteed for Helping to Vanquish ISIS
DEBKAfile Exclusive Report October 15, 2015

The Syrian Kurds are playing hardball with Russia and the US, demanding heavy weapons and guarantee of autonomy as the price for helping either of them to beat ISIS.

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Moscow Determined to Remove Rebel Threat from Highway No. 5 to Damascus
DEBKAfile Exclusive Report October 1, 2015

The list of the Russian air campaign’s first targets in Syria is weighted heavily in favor of strikes in support of stabilizing the Assad regime.

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Air Collisions Are Unavoidable in Overcrowded Syrian Airspace
DEBKAfile Exclusive Report October 1, 2015

Russia evades coordination with the US and Israel for its operations in Syria, spelling chaos in the overcrowded Syrian sky.

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Russian Officers Liaise with Iranian Command, Poach on US-Backed Kurdish Groups
DEBKAfile Exclusive Report September 24, 2015

Russian reconnaissance teams are going around the battle fronts and Iranian, Hizballa, Syrian army command centers in Syria to plot the coming warfronts. They are meanwhile cashing in on delays in US arms supplies to the Kurds to poach on American Kurdish terrain.

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Hundreds of Russian Marines Land on Syria’s Latakia Coast
DEBKAfile Exclusive Report September 10, 2015

Russia has plunged full tilt into direct combat in the Syrian conflict with the landing of hundreds of Russian marines on the coast of Latakia – all accompanied with heavy weaponry, including missiles and drones. Two of the units are fresh from combat in Ukraine alongside pro-Russian separatists.

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Stabilize Assad, Assert Control of Aleppo, Fight ISIS, Destroy Chechens
DEBKAfile Exclusive Report September 10, 2015

The Russian force’s missions are to stabilize the Assad regime by bolstering his flagging military on all warfronts in collaboration with Iran, while attacking all rebel forces, especially those with Chechen fighters.

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High-Tech Israeli Drones See into Cores of Clandestine Iranian Nuclear Facilities
DEBKAfile Exclusive Report September 10, 2015

Israel drones have been upgraded with Japanese technology to see into the cores of nuclear plants and collect samples. The data and radioactive dust found in undeclared Iranian nuclear plants have been handed to the US and the nuclear watchdog.

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The New “Hashemite Army” Is Poised for Battle with ISIS – Next in Syria
DEBKAfile Exclusive Report September 3, 2015

Jordan’s Abdullah has built a new 70,000-strong Hashemite Army with US arms and Saudi funding. It is now poised for battle in eastern Syria to take on ISIS at Deir Ez-Zur.

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