244 articles tagged "Vladimir Putin"
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Palmyra Citadel
Assad’s troops enter Palmyra after massive Russian air blitz to smash ISIS
DEBKAfile Exclusive Analysis March 27, 2016

Vladimir Putin after all took the momentous decision for Russian carpet bombing to level the Islamic State forces holding Palmyra since last May and so clear the way for Bashar Assad’s troops and allied forces to enter the heritage city Saturday and Sunday, March 26-27 and take control of several districts. He acted more in Moscow’s interest than in the Syrian ruler’s. Palmyra’s fall would consolidate and expand Russia’s grip on Syria.

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Next Stop for ISIS: Moscow or St. Petersburg
DEBKAfile Exclusive Report March 24, 2016

After its Brussels coup, ISIS has instructed its North Caucasian networks to prepare for an attack on one or several major Russian cities.

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Russia Lets ISIS into S. Syria to Bring Assad into Line in Geneva
DEBKAfile Exclusive Report March 24, 2016

Putin is punishing Assad for obstructing a Syrian political solution in Geneva by holding back air support from his army’s operations until he toes the line.

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The Russian Military Pullback That Never Was
DEBKAfile Exclusive Report March 24, 2016

After Putin said he was pulling most of his military out of Syria, still there are 3,500 troops, 20 warplanes with air crews, helicopters, a Spetsnaz contingent, an S-400 air defense system.

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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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Why the Collective Gasp of “Surprise” over Putin’s Bombshell?
DEBKAfile Exclusive Report March 17, 2016

It suited Washington and others to pretend to be surprised by Putin’s pullout order for Russian forces in Syria, when in fact he gave them due notice.

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Putin Pays Iran Back for Withholding Ground Troops from Syria
DEBKAfile Exclusive Report March 17, 2016

Putin is settling accounts with Tehran for reneging on its promise of ground troops for Syria by leaving Iran in the lurch.

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Israel Is Left with Iranian, Hizballah Forces up to Its Border
DEBKAfile Exclusive Report March 17, 2016

Israel is left worse off by the Russian expedition to Syria and its partial termination, which leave Iranian and Hizballah forces at dangerously close quarters on its Golan border.

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Putin to Assad, Tehran: You want to carry on fighting? Count me out
DEBKAfile Special Report March 14, 2016

A deep rift with Tehran over the continuation of the Syrian war and an irreconcilable spat with Syrian ruler Bashar Assad over his future prompted Russian President Vladimir’s shock order Monday, March 14, for the “main part” of Russian military forces to quit Syria the next morning. This is reported by debkafile’s military and intelligence sources. Moscow retains its naval presence in Tartous and Hmeymim air base, but is committed to testing Syrian peace talks in Geneva, whereas Iran and Assad are deermined to keep on fighting.

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Russia “Makes the Weather” in Syria under Deal with US
DEBKAfile Exclusive Report March 3, 2016

Putin’s “ceasefire” military plans bring the Syrian army and Hizballah ever closer to the Turkish border and will repeat the same exercise for asserting control of the Israeli border in the south.

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Pro-Iranian Palestinian terrorist
Iran uses Syrian truce to deploy hundreds of Palestinian terrorists on Golan border
DEBKAfile Exclusive Report February 27, 2016

Under cover of the Syrian ceasefire that went into effect Saturday, Feb. 27, and the Russian air umbrella, Iran’s Revolutionary Guards Corps finally managed to secretly install hundreds of armed Palestinian terrorists on the Syrian-Israeli border, face-to-face with the IDF’s Golan positions, debkafile reports exclusively.  Recruited to the new pro-Iranian Al-Sabirin terrorist organization, they are being trained and armed for in-depth multi-casualty strikes inside Israel

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Putin’s Double Game: Yes to Syrian Ceasefire – No to Halting Russian-led Offensive
DEBKAfile Exclusive Report February 25, 2016

Putin, Rouhani and Assad plan to use the Syrian ceasefire loophole for further conquests. Their next targets are Idlib in the north, on the Turkish border and completing the takeover of the Syrian-Israeli and Syrian-Jordanian border strips in the South.

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Has the Russia-Turkey Vendetta Put Disputed Turkish Hatay on the Block?
DEBKAfile Exclusive Report February 25, 2016

This is Turkey’s predicament: Entering Syria to stop the Kurds’ advance on its border would risk the Syrian army invading the Turkish province of Hatay with Russian air cover. This would be Moscow’s revenge.

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Netanyahu phones Putin for clarifications on the South Syrian ceasefire
DEBKAfile Special Report February 24, 2016

Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu phoned President Vladimir Putin Wednesday Feb. 24, to find out how the partial Syrian ceasefire due to go into effect Saturday Feb. 27 will affect Israel’s northern border security.
 

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Shoigu in Tehran to rescue Putin’s plan from Assad’s Iranian-backed obstructionism
DEBKAfile Exclusive Report February 22, 2016

President Putin this week sent Defense Minister Sergei Shoigu to Tehran to unsnarl his blueprint for a solution of the Syrian crisis from the blockage placed in its path by none other than Bashar Assad, who refuses to hear of Moscow’s proposals for a political formula for ending the war, or even a ceasefire. debkafile reports that Assad has quietly gained Tehran’s support for his negativism, causing strains between Moscow, Damascus and Tehran that are blowing back on the working relations between the Russian, Iranian and Syrian commands running the Syrian war.
 

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Turkey and Saudi Arabia Talk Big, But Are Peripheral to Syrian Crisis
DEBKAfile Exclusive Report February 18, 2016

Obama and Putin have no intention of cutting Turkey and Saudi Arabia into their joint plans for the Syrian military conflict or future. Erdogan, while bitterly opposed to their sponsorship of the Kurds, will think twice before stepping into Syria.

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Putin Snubs Iran on Advanced Tungsten for Nuclear-Capable Ballistic Missile
DEBKAfile Exclusive Report February 18, 2016

The Iranian defense minister’s temper tantrum over Putin’s refusal to sell advanced tungsten for Iranian nuclear-capable ICBMs ended in Russia delaying the handover of S-300 anti-air missiles and the minister’s humiliation.

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As US & Russia Dicker over a Syria Ceasefire, the Obama-Putin Pact Is Firm
DEBKAfile Exclusive Report February 11, 2016

The dickering for a compromise on a ceasefire in Syria has not shaken the Obama-Putin pact which gives Russian the leading military role in the conflict. The ceasefire lines will reflect the US and Russian lines east and west respectively of the Euphrates River.

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Putin Is Not after a Syrian Victory, but Local Truces Ready for His New Order
DEBKAfile Exclusive Report February 11, 2016

Russian forces are in the middle of a major operation to seize Aleppo, imposing truces in central Syria and pummeling rebel forces in the south, in support of Syrian army, Hizballah and pro-iranian forces.

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