82 articles tagged "Afghanistan"
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Russia and Iran Secretly Connive to Promote Taliban
DEBKAfile Exclusive Report December 8, 2016

They seek to undermine the Afghan government and NATO ops against ISIS.

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NYC, NJ bombing suspect taken in shootout
DEBKAfile Special Report September 19, 2016

The same cell phone-activated mechanisms were found in the explosive device that injured 29 people in the Chelsea district of New York, Sunday, Sept. 18, the unexploded pressure cooker found on 27th Street and the pipe bomb, the only one of three which exploded harmlessly before a Marines charity run in New Jersey. Also discovered in the preliminary inquiry: The same man carrying a piece of luggage showed up on video at both Manhattan bomb scenes.

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Afghan Population and Land Are Decimated by Taliban-ISIS Turf Wars
DEBKAfile Exclusive Report September 1, 2016

Their terror attacks claim a rising civilian and military death toll amid rival land grabs.

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Terror wave catches German authorities in denial
DEBKAfile Exclusive Report July 25, 2016

Two Syrian refugees committed acts of terror in different Bavarian towns Sunday, July 24, the third and fourth in less than a week. Germany has “lost” 130,000 refugees who failed to register.

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Taliban Leader Assassinated for Secret Ties with Tehran
DEBKAfile Exclusive Report May 26, 2016

Taliban leader was killed by US on day he returned from Tehran.

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Pakistan’s “Discovery” of Mullah Omar’s Death Puts Peace Talks on Ice
DEBKAfile Exclusive Report August 6, 2015

Pakistani intelligence kept Mullah Omar’s death secret for two years, before “discovering” it had taken place in the nick of time for a succession struggle to cripple any coup attempt in Kabul.

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The Islamists Cash in on Natural Resources in Looted Lands, Can Afford a Nuclear Bomb
DEBKAfile Exclusive Report May 28, 2015

ISIS has seized a dozen oil fields in Iraq and Syria amassing billions of dollars in black market sales and saving up to buy a nuclear bomb.

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Iran Plants Afghan Shiite Refugees in another War – in Syria. Sunni Refugees Rally too
DEBKAfile Exclusive Report May 29, 2014

Iran pulling together Shiite army of Afghan refugees to aid Assad’s depleted forces, as the US begins training Syrian rebels.

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Changing of Pakistani chiefs of staff
Pakistan’s new army chief: Nuclear ties with Saudis, US exit from Afghanistan, Riyadh’s anti-Iran drive
DEBKAfile Exclusive Analysis December 1, 2013

If Pakistan’s new army chief, Gen. Raheel Sharif, goes through with the transfer of nuclear arms and missiles to Saudi Arabia, he ranges Islamabad on the side of Sunni versus Shiite by lending a Sunni power a nuclear capability versus a nuclear-armed Shiite Iran, whose “nuclear rights” have just been recognized by six world powers. Gen. Sharif must also adapt Pakistan’s armed forces to the US military exit from Afghanistan next year and decide whether to allow Saudi covert operations against Iran to continue from Pakistani soil.

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Terrorists in Small Special Ops Bands Now Strike in Two or Three Waves
DEBKAfile Exclusive Report September 21, 2012

All three terrorist attacks last week in Libya, Afghanistan and Sinai followed the same new al Qaeda modus operandi which uses small, highly-trained special ops units striking their targets in two or three waves with heavy weapons.

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Barack Obama and Dmitry Medvedev
Not Nuclear Negotiations. Just One Big Mess
DEBKAfile Exclusive Report May 24, 2012

 

After three months of exploring every possible diplomatic channel to persuade Iran to give up its nuclear program, Obama enlisted Moscow’s help for getting messages to and from Tehran. But meanwhile his diplomatic network had become a maze in which the Baghdad talks lost their objective.

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Mahmoud-Reza Sajjadi
The Tradeoff: US Eases Nuclear Demands for Iran’s Cooperation in Afghanistan and Iraq
DEBKAfile Exclusive Report May 4, 2012

 

Iran is satisfied that Washington has made substantial concessions on its nuclear program and more can be squeezed persuaded for the sake of Tehran’s assistance for resolving the crises in Afghanistan and Iraq.

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Qaboos bin Said Al Said
No Practical Results from Secret Diplomacy with Washington Expected in Tehran
DEBKAfile Exclusive Report March 22, 2012

 

While the Obama administration is pleased with the progress of secret diplomacy with Iran, Supreme Leader Khamenei does not expect practical results despite Iranian concessions on its nuclear program.

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Barack Obama
US Offers Iran Deal on Iraq and Afghanistan. Iran: First Syria and Bahrain
DEBKAfile Exclusive Report September 22, 2011

Washington seeks a broad give-and-take deal for cooperation with Iran and guarantees of security for US troop units staying in Iraq and Afghanistan. Iran wants Syria and Bahrain in the package.

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Combat Outpost Sayed Abad, Afghanistan
Up to 89 US special troops injured in Taliban suicide attack in Afghanistan
DEBKAfile Special Report September 11, 2011

A suicide bomber blew up a truck packed with 9,000 kilograms of explosives at the entrance to a NATO Combat Outpost Sayed Abad base in central Afghanistan's Wardak province Saturday, Sept. 10. The attack took place as America marked the 10th anniversary of 9/11and New York and Washington DC were on terror alert for a vehicle-borne strike.

The base targeted serves US Special Forces in Afghanistan. The truck bomb injured at least 89 US servicemen.

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The Taliban Helicopter Trap Epitomizes US Transitioning Quandary
DEBKAfile Exclusive Report August 12, 2011

Taliban used insider intelligence to down the Chinook and avenge the killing of Osama bin Laden after inflicting a spate of precise hits to sow fear and alarm in the country ahead of the US forces' drawdown.

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Hillary Clinton and Sergei Lavrov before reset reversed
Moscow slows cooperation with Washington in Mid East and Afghanistan
DEBKAfile Special Report July 28, 2011

Russia has threatened to freeze the "reset" ties with the United States, which recently produced valuable cooperation and friendly understandings between the two powers in vital global arenas. debkafile's Moscow sources report the areas most affected are likely to be the Israel-Palestinian dispute, Moscow's effort to broker an end to the Libyan war and the Russian supply route for US forces fighting in Afghanistan.
Moscow's ire was sparked by a US travel ban on officials implicated in the Magnitsky affair.

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Rupert Murdoch
Cameron's News Corp Entanglement Is Tied to Britain's Failure in Libya
DEBKAfile Exclusive Report July 22, 2011

The theory is gaining ground on both sides of the Atlantic that the phone hacking scandal besetting Rupert Murdoch's London media is really aimed at infecting his mass media in the US and toning down their anti-Obama slant in the coming presidential election. British premier David Cameron takes serious flak for his ties with Murdoch's executives.

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Lieut.-Gen. Ahmad Shuja Pasha
For US-Pakistan Discord, Read US-Saudi Contest
DEBKAfile Exclusive Report July 15, 2011

The Pakistani and US intelligence chiefs met in Washington to ease the strains between their governments. Their effort faced a mission impossible in view of the Saudi effort to distance Islamabad from its ties with Washington and strengthen the Taliban as the backbone of a future international Sunni militia.

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Afghan President Hamid Karzai
Karzai slams US, links hands with Pakistan, Saudi Arabia
DEBKAfile Exclusive Analysis June 18, 2011

Afghan President Hamid Karzai, America's and NATO's key ally in the war on the Taliban and al Qaeda, turned furiously on the United States in a public outburst Saturday, June 18. He accused Washington of carrying on direct talks with the Taliban behind Kabul's back and contaminating the Afghan environment with the chemical pollutants used in NATO war operations. debkafile: Kabul and Islamabad have begun reorienting their policies on coordination with Saudi Arabia in common cause against Obama policies.

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