263 articles tagged "Vladimir Putin"
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Ayatollah shoots down Putin’s high-flying Tupolev
DEBKAfile Exclusive Analysis August 22, 2016

Monday, Aug. 22, just a week after the Russian defense ministry proudly released images of the first Russian bombardments in Syria to be launched from Nojeh airbase, which Tehran had granted Moscow near the Iranian town of Hamedan, the Iranian defense ministry snatched the concession back in a public rebuff for Moscow. The Russian mission “is finished  for now,” the ministry spokesman said.

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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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Tossing Syria, Ukraine Issues into US Elections Has Unforeseen Fallout
DEBKAfile Exclusive Report August 18, 2016

His new air base in Iran for air strikes in Syria is a major game-changer.

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After Russian Bombers in Iran, Putin Wants Role in Iraq’s Op to Free Mosul
DEBKAfile Exclusive Report August 18, 2016

To achieve this, he propositions Baghdad for Russian lead to displace US in Mosul battle.

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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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After bombers, Russian S-400s for Iranian base
DEBKAfile Exclusive Report August 16, 2016

Russian giant Antonov An-124 air freighters are ready to take off Wednesday, Aug. 17, carrying an array of advanced S-400 and S-300 air defense missiles bound for the Russian air base just completed at Nojeh, 50 km from the western Iranian town of Hamedan (Biblical Shushan). This is reported exclusively DEBKA from its military and intelligence sources.

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Putin-Erdogan deal deadlocks Aleppo, Manjib frays
DEBKAfile Exclusive Report August 13, 2016

Hizballah commits its elite Radwan Force to save the Syrian-Iranian Aleppo front from folding against rebel assault,after Moscow decided to withhold air cover in line with the new Putin-Erdogan deal in St. Petersburg. Putin also bowed to Erdogan’s demand on the Manjib front. 

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Putin and Erdogan Cook up Three Anti-US Steps at St. Petersburg
DEBKAfile Exclusive Report August 11, 2016

They are putting together a new anti-US bloc with Iran, Iraq and Syria.

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Russia and Turkey Act in Unison to Pre-empt Kurdish States in Syria and Iraq
DEBKAfile Exclusive Report August 11, 2016

Erdogan finds a strong ally to help him finally crush Kurdish statehood hopes.

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Aleppo battle seesaws: pro-Assad siege in place
DEBKAfile Special Report August 8, 2016

The battle for Aleppo was locked in a draw Monday, Aug. 8 - contrary to the claims of Syrian rebel forces to have broken through the weeks-long government siege on the city and seized key positions from Assad’s army and its allies, Hizballah and pro-Iranian Shiite militias.

 

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Putin Shuts the Door on US “Last Try” for Cooperation in Syria
DEBKAfile Exclusive Report August 4, 2016

He says: Let the Russians get on with it, as the US has little presence in the arena anyway.

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Candidate Clinton Already Set for Cold War with Putin, Assad’s Ouster
DEBKAfile Exclusive Report August 4, 2016

Their first clash will center on Bashar Assad - in contrast to the Obama bid for partnership.

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Al Qaeda’s Operational Command Suddenly Lands in Syria
DEBKAfile Exclusive Report August 4, 2016

The notorious master terrorist Saif al-Adel arrives to take command of Syrian Nusra Front.

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Erdogan Pivots East, Puts One Foot out of NATO
DEBKAfile Exclusive Report July 28, 2016

Turning his back on the US and Europe Turkey seeks ties with Russia and China NATO CSTO.

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Nusra Front Militia Chief Kept Obama and Putin Waiting
DEBKAfile Exclusive Report July 28, 2016

They need this al-Qaeda affiliate to join their future plans for Syria.

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Assad Has Finally Won. Washington Is Talking to Him
DEBKAfile Exclusive Report July 7, 2016

Obama secretly sent Special Envoy Brett McGurk for direct back-channel talks with Assad.

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Putin Wants to Post Russian Warplanes at Incirlik and Other US Mid-East Air Bases
DEBKAfile Exclusive Report July 7, 2016

He is aiming for berths for Russian bombers alongside US planes in Turkey, Iraq, Israel.

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Erdogan Covertly Reaches out to Assad, Raising His New Allies’ Mistrust
DEBKAfile Exclusive Report July 7, 2016

Seeks to follow Russian track to Assad while upsetting future Sunni allies.

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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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Putin Humiliates Assad, Treats Him like Russia’s Vassal
DEBKAfile Exclusive Report June 23, 2016

He has shown the world that Assad’s Syria has become a virtual Russian dominion.

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