580 articles tagged "US"
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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Hizballah links US, Russia to Al-din’s killing
DEBKAfile Exclusive Report May 14, 2016

Intelligence sources in Syria and Lebanon said Friday that Hizballah leader Hassan Nasrallah  strongly suspects that US and Russian special forces assassinated Mustafa Bader Al-din, the commander of Hizballah forces in Syria, in a joint operation-despite the public allegation against amorphous rebels.    

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Russia Offers US Tradeoff: Syria for Ukraine Sanction Relief
DEBKAfile Exclusive Report May 12, 2016

Secret negotiations are underway between US and Russia on the sanctions over its intervention in the Ukraine.

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ISIS Overruns More of Libya as US-European Operation Stalls
DEBKAfile Exclusive Report May 12, 2016

ISIS launched a surprise attack on local militias which enables it to capture areas south-west of Sirte.

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US Prepares to Besiege Raqqa, and Corner ISIS Forces on Syria-Turkey Border
DEBKAfile Exclusive Report May 12, 2016

This is to preempt new ISIS terror offensive.

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Obama Backtracks Again on Mosul Liberation
DEBKAfile Exclusive Report May 12, 2016

US Intelligence bodies carried out a secret poll among the population of Mosul.

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ISIS to Israel: “We’re coming very soon”
DEBKAfile Exclusive Report May 8, 2016

The last 48 hours (May 7-8) have seen a major escalation of the ISIS threats against Israel, debkafile’s intelligence and counterterrorism sources report. In a coordinated maneuver by all of the ISIS commands in the Middle East, the terrorist organization simultaneously released at least 10 videos that it said showed ISIS forces on their way to attack targets in Israel.  

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US Fails to Muster Local Iraqi Forces to Fight ISIS
DEBKAfile Exclusive Report May 5, 2016

Under the current reality, there is no local military force capable of defeating ISIS and capturing its two de facto capitals.

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US Reins in Turkish, Kurdish Ground Attacks on ISIS
DEBKAfile Exclusive Report May 5, 2016

Washington has also told Ankara that it will not allow a Turkish ground incursion into Syrian territory.

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US Troop Buildup in Syria as Counterweight for Russian Presence
DEBKAfile Exclusive Report May 5, 2016

The number of US commandos in Syria is now believed to be about the same as that of Russia’s Spetsnaz special forces in the country.

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Italian-British force ambushed by IS in Libya
DEBKAfile Exclusive Report April 29, 2016

A convoy of Italian marines, British special forces and Libyan troops traveling from the city of Misrata toward the ISIS stronghold of Sirte was ambushed and hit hard by ISIS forces.    

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UAE, Jordan and Israel to Set Up Fortress Cities for Syrian Rebels
DEBKAfile Exclusive Report April 21, 2016

This is a joint venture by UAE, Jordan and Israel.

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Quadrilateral War Room for Red Sea Tiran Island
DEBKAfile Exclusive Report April 21, 2016

It was agreed at a secret meeting between Netanyahu and Saudi defense minister.

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Prospects of US-led Mosul Offensive Fade as Iraq Fragments
DEBKAfile Exclusive Report April 21, 2016

Next Iraqi P.M. may remove U.S. troops from country.

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Iran May Renounce Nuclear Deal due to International Banking Woes
DEBKAfile Exclusive Report April 21, 2016

Iran is plagued by international banking woes.

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Israel and Egypt Oppose U.S. exit from Sinai
DEBKAfile Exclusive Report April 14, 2016

Officials in Cairo do not believe the Obama administration will install an automated monitoring system in the Sinai.

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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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