113 articles tagged "Gen. Abdel-Fattah el-Sissi"
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ISIS Opens Its Next Front in Sinai and Gulf of Aqaba
DEBKAfile Exclusive Report April 20, 2017

Officers from Raqqa high command transferred to Sinai, expand terror operations.

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Trump Shifts 2 Mid-East Peace Obstacles: Saudis Will Amend Peace Plan, Netanyahu Will Cede Land
DEBKAfile Exclusive Report March 30, 2017

Saudis agree to amend their peace plan; Netanyahu is willing to cede land.

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US, Russia Ratchet up Mid-East Military Cooperation
DEBKAfile Exclusive Report March 30, 2017

Signs of this cooperation are popping up across the region from Syria to Egypt.

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Netanyahu in Washington Shortly after Israeli Air Force Smashes ISIS-Sinai
DEBKAfile Exclusive Report February 16, 2017

Israel’s integration in US anti-ISIS Syrian operations was discussed with Trump.

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Egyptian Ruler Is Fed up with Palestinian Leader Abbas
DEBKAfile Exclusive Report November 24, 2016

He obstinately refuses to name a successor as per Arab League demands.

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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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US: Fighting ISIS-Sinai Is Ineffectual without Holding Operations
DEBKAfile Exclusive Report July 14, 2016

Sinai has become the ISIS regional communications hub, US discovers.

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Israeli-Turkish accord: core of new lineup vs Iran
DEBKAfile Exclusive Report June 27, 2016

Resumed Jerusalem-Ankara ties interface with the emerging Sunni alliance that Riyadh, Cairo and Ankara are building against Iran. 

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Three Arab Rulers Join Hands to Oust Abbas as Palestinian Leader
DEBKAfile Exclusive Report June 16, 2016

The rulers of Saudi Arabia. UAE, and Egypt tell Abu Mazen to get out of the way of their ties with Israel.

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Riyadh Accuses US of Derailing Trilateral Sunni Bloc Initiative
DEBKAfile Exclusive Report June 9, 2016

Behind the closed doors, the Turkish and Egyptian rulers were locked in an irreconcilable clash.

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Netanyahu’s Bid for a Moderate Coalition Partner Misfires
DEBKAfile Exclusive Report May 19, 2016

Unfortunately Lieberman is the last Israeli official that Obama wants to see in Washington.

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US Sinai pullback payback for islands handover
DEBKAfile Special Report April 27, 2016

The US withdrew its forces from the Sinai Peninsula last weekend in response to Egypt’s transfer of sovereignty over Tiran and Sanafir islands to Saudi Arabia. The move came after Washington protested to Egyptian President El-Sisi over its exclusion from consultations and military coordination between Egypt, Saudi Arabia and Israel regarding the islands.  

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Saudis Round up Egypt and Turkey under Same Umbrella
DEBKAfile Exclusive Report April 14, 2016

The new alliance enables Riyadh to control the point where the Red Sea meets the Suez Canal.

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The Bridge that Goes Nowhere
DEBKAfile Exclusive Report April 14, 2016

The King Salman Bridge may unify the smuggling networks in Abu Dhabi with those of ISIS in Libya.

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Erdogan raises price tag for normal ties with Israel: Cairo amity first
DEBKAfile Exclusive Report April 11, 2016

Turkish president Tayyip Recep Erdogan has raised another large obstacle on the road to Turkish-Israeli reconciliation and normal ties. Saudi King Salman, who is visiting Cairo, confided to his host Egyptian president Abdel-Fatteh El-Sisi that Erdogan had made it clear that he would not finally repair Ankara’s ties with Israel until Sisi came forward to shake his hand, stopped being hostile and turned a new page in their relations. This is revealed exclusively by debkafile’s Middle East and Cairo sources.

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Saudi cash boosts Egypt’s war on ISIS-Sinai after US opts out
DEBKAfile Exclusive Report April 8, 2016

The first visit to Cairo by Saudi King Salman Thursday, March 7 heralded a new chapter in the war on the Islamic State in Sinai. Saudi rulers decided to neutralize the threat to Egypt’s stability and the kingdom by severing the lifeline provided ISIS by the Bedouin tribes by the same means as their peace effort in Yemen, i.e., buying the loyalty of Bedouin tribal chiefs with hard cash. The king placed a cool 1.5 billion petrodollars on President Abdel-Fatteh El-Sisi’s table for this purpose and new equipment, over and above $20bn in oil.
 

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Saudis Step into US Void to Help Egypt’s War on ISIS-Sinai
DEBKAfile Exclusive Report April 7, 2016

King Salman landed in Cairo to patch up ties with El-Sisi - despite their serious differences on pivotal issues. He also presented a large check for Egypt’s flagging economy and foundering war on ISIS-Sinai.

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Sisi asks Obama for military intervention to save Egypt from ISIS
DEBKAfile Exclusive Report March 28, 2016

Egyptian President Abdel Fatteh El-Sisi has sent a secret missive to President Barack Obama asking for urgent US military intervention in support of Egypt’s war on the Islamist State in Sinai, before the jihadis pose a real threat to Cairo. debkafile: El-Sisi has come to the conclusion that the Egyptian army lacks the ability to eradicate the terrorist peril without direct US military support, on lines similar to American operations against ISIS in Iraq and Syria. 

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Sisi Appeals to US for Help, His Back to the Wall against ISIS
DEBKAfile Exclusive Report March 24, 2016

The Egyptian president has appealed desperately for US drone operations to destroy ISIS lairs in Sinai which have run out of control and threaten Cairo.

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Egypt’s El-Sisi Slaps down Palestinian Leader Abbas with an Impatient Ultimatum
DEBKAfile Exclusive Report December 10, 2015

The Palestinian Authority headed by Mahmoud Abbas has long been dysfunctional. Although John Kerry still treats him as a partner for peace talks, Egyptian and Jordanian rulers treat him with contempt, which is why President El-Sisi slapped down a three-point ultimatum for Abbas to get his act together, or else…

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