331 articles tagged "Vladimir Putin"
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Iraqi F-16 jets strike ISIS in Abu Kemal, Syria
Iraq hits ISIS in Syria - with Russia, without US
DEBKAfile Exclusive Report February 25, 2017

The Iraqi air force Friday, Feb. 24, conducted its first ever bombardment of the Islamic State in Syria. The target was the southeastern town of Abu Kemal near the Iraqi border.Iraqi Defense Ministry spokesman Brig. Gen. Tahseen Ibrahim stated that Baghdad had coordinated the attack with Moscow, Damascus and Tehran using shared intelligence. Asked if the United State military was involved, he said he did not know. 

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Even If Large-Scale US Forces Can Beat ISIS – It Won’t Be Swift
DEBKAfile Exclusive Report February 23, 2017

Along with the deployment of US troops, Trump needs to establish a Sunni Arab front.

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Saudis, Israelis Coordinate Military Steps to Face Iran
DEBKAfile Exclusive Report February 23, 2017

The two governments are now working on practical, operational steps.

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Can Trump rescue his Syria deal with Putin?
DEBKAfile Exclusive Analysis February 17, 2017

Overlaying US President Donald Trump’s extraordinary, hour-long skirmish with reporters Thursday, Feb. 16, was bitter frustration over the domestic obstacles locking him out from his top security and foreign policy goals. debkafile’s sources report that his relations with Putin will quickly roll downhill without a strong hand to haul them back and Trump will miss the chance of a joint war on ISIS and getting Iran thrown out of Syria.
 

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Anti-Detente Russian Spies May Have Toppled Trump Advisor Flynn
DEBKAfile Exclusive Report February 16, 2017

Anti-detente Russian spies may have toppled Trump advisor Flynn.

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Coming Trump-Putin-Erdogan deal rumbles thru ME
DEBKAfile Exclusive Analysis February 11, 2017

Trump is determined to knock Iran off its pedestal, but will tax the Israeli prime minister with a demand for the IDF to take part in the war on ISIS, alongside Arab armies, as an opening for peace diplomacy.

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US-Iran Dispute: Hot Rhetoric and Calculated Restraint
DEBKAfile Exclusive Report February 9, 2017

Trump and Khamenei were careful not to tip their feud over the brink at this stage.

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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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Old Petraeus Team’s Leading Lights Join Trump’s NSC in Key Posts
DEBKAfile Exclusive Report February 9, 2017

Two are colonels who helped draw up his surge plan which turned the tide in Iraq.

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Last Minute: Russia Orders Standstill of Syrian, Iranian, Hizballah forces in Syria
DEBKAfile Exclusive Report January 26, 2017

The order came from Moscow to prevent military reprisals for Putin-Trump deal for Syria.

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Trump’s Landmark Decision to Join Forces with Russia – First in Syria
DEBKAfile Exclusive Report January 26, 2017

The US and Russia will start their collaboration in Syria to test how it works for other places.

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Putin Picks up Trump’s Ball, Pushes Iran out of Syria at Astana Conference
DEBKAfile Exclusive Report January 26, 2017

This was the highlight of the Astana conference which few reported.

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Trump-Putin safe zones deal ousts Iran from Syria
DEBKAfile DEBKA Weekly January 26, 2017

 

Syria stands on the threshold of dramatic changes that will directly impact on the strategic and military situation along the Syrian borders with Israel and Jordan, debkafile reports exclusively. They derive from a deal struck this week by US President Donald Trump and Russian President Vladimir Putin to establish US, Russian and Turkish security zones in Syria. This scheme will transfer military control of the country to those three powers and require Iranian and pro-Iranian forces to leave. More about this in the latest DEBKA Weekly (for subscribers).

 

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Russian Tu-22M3 bombs Deir ez-Zour
Moscow acts to oust Iran from Syria, bombs ISIS
DEBKAfile Exclusive Report January 21, 2017

Donald Trump in his inauguration speech pledged to wipe radical Islamist terrorism “off the face of the earth.” His words were still reverberating when Russian long-range Tu-22M3 bombers smashed Islamic State targets in the eastern Syrian province of Deir ez-Zour the next day. 

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First Trump era war? Serbia versus Muslim Kosovo
DEBKAfile Exclusive Report January 20, 2017

Six days before Donald Trump’s inauguration as US President, a Serbian train took up position on the Kosovo border on Jan. 14. Two armies are already poised for battle:

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Unraveling Trump’s Strategies for Russia, China, the Mid East and Europe
DEBKAfile Exclusive Report January 19, 2017

New US President’s strategies are in place for Russia, China, the Mid East and Europe.

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Gen. Manaf Tlass: Russia’s Dark Horse for Damascus
DEBKAfile Exclusive Report January 19, 2017

Moscow took Assad and Tehran by surprise with a dark horse for opposition leader.

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US & Russia to free Palmyra after Trump sworn in
DEBKAfile Exclusive Report January 15, 2017

debkafile reveals exclusively that a combined US, Russian, Syrian and Jordanian force is preparing for a major operation to liberate the Syrian heritage town of Palmyra from the Islamic State. More about this in DEBKA Weekly 

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Iranian Foreboding over Putin’s Pivot Away towards Trump and Erdogan
DEBKAfile Exclusive Report January 12, 2017

Turkey’s Erdogan is now favorite ally, cutting Iran out of premier status in Syria and Iraq.

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Putin Plans Astana Parley to Keep Assad in Power, Steal a March on Iran
DEBKAfile Exclusive Report January 12, 2017

He intends to keep Russian hands on the levers of power in Damascus.

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