386 articles tagged "ISIS"
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US Ground Troops for Obama’s New anti-ISIS Front in Libya
DEBKAfile Exclusive Report December 31, 2015

To smash ISIS in Libya, Obama is ready to send US ground troops into battle and wind down his presidency with the US at war – scrapping two cherished principles.

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Ashton Carter Reconfigures US Intelligence for Cyber War on ISIS
DEBKAfile Exclusive Report December 31, 2015

Carter has undertaken the mission impossible of revamping the US intelligence community for the new priority of cyber war on ISIS. He must write new rules of intra-agency engagement.

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ISIS & Al Qaeda Team up for Pincer Movement Vs Saudis
DEBKAfile Exclusive Report December 24, 2015

Riyadh deliberately avoided targeting AQAP in Yemen, believing the jihadis to be secret partners against the Houthi rebels. Having gained strength, AQAP is now ready to joint ISIS to strike the Saudis from Yemen and Iraq.

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Full ISIS Mobilization in Iraq & Syria to Fight for Mosul
DEBKAfile Exclusive Report December 17, 2015

ISIS is concentrating its military effort on three fronts: northern Syria and the two Iraqi cities it holds – Ramadi and Mosul – the latter of which is being built up as a fortress in expectation of a combined US-led offensive to retake it.

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Is the US-Russian Syrian Deal Good or Bad for Israel?
DEBKAfile Exclusive Report December 17, 2015

While the chief of staff wants to focus on fighting ISIS because he believes that the Russian presence in Syria will keep Israel safe from Iran and Hizballah, the defense minister wants to smash Assad to break the Iranian-Hizballah collaboration against Israel as the greater peril.

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How ISIS Evades Air Strikes - and Keeps on Advancing
DEBKAfile Exclusive Report December 10, 2015

ISIS has a range of devices for eluding air strikes, such cardboard decoys, camouflage, using terrain and vegetation for cover and moving under cover of dark.

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The Secret Euphrates Pact between Obama and Putin
DEBKAfile Exclusive Report December 3, 2015

Both the US and Russian presidents opted to take charge of Kurdish areas in Syria and Iraq, using the Euphrates as the dividing line between them.

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S-400 in Syria is Effective Only as a Show of Russian Muscle and Deterrent
DEBKAfile Exclusive Report December 3, 2015

The S-400 is overqualified for Middle East warfare in Syria or against ISIS. But it is an effective deterrent, forcing Western warplanes to circle round Syria from the east to reach its targets.

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ISIS Hires Qaddafi’s ex-Officers for 10,000-Strong Libyan Force
DEBKAfile Exclusive Report December 3, 2015

After four idle years, Qaddafi’s ex-officers and soldiers are flocking to the ISIS flag and are muscling in on Libya’s oil and gas fields and pipelines in the service of their new master.

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US Security Forces Chase Shooters
Islamist terror in California, Russia under ISIS threat, IDF’s first anti-ISIS drill
DEBKAfile Special Report December 3, 2015

The FBI suspects that the multiple shooting at the San Bernadino social center Wednesday night, which claimed at least 14 lives and injured 17, was an act of international terror and has not ruled out Islamist radicals. ISIS’s global impact spread dramatically that day with menaces to Russia, the first British air strike in Syria, and the Israel’s large-scale counter-ISIS exercise – the first to be carried out by any army.

 

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Israel extremely nervous over Russian operations on its Golan border
DEBKAfile Special Report December 2, 2015

Israel must decide whether its understandings with Putin are worth preserving when Russia provided air cover for Hizballah and Iranian Revolutionary Guards to fight their way up to positions within sight of Israel’s Golan border defenses. This dilemma arose when Tuesday, Dec. 1,  the day after the Putin-Netanyahu meeting in Paris, Syrian, Hizballah and Iranian forces advanced from the southern Syrian town of Deraa toward the
Syrian Golan town of Quneitra. Israel's Golan forces went on high aliert Wednesday.

 

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The Iranian, Hizballah investment in Palestinians Backfires – in Beirut
DEBKAfile Exclusive Report November 26, 2015

The Iranian, Hizballah investment in training and funding Palestinian terror groups backfired in Beirut on Nov. 13, when Palestinian suicide bombers blew up a Hizballah district in Beirut on behalf of ISIS.

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First Iranian fighter jets over Syria alongside Russian bombers
DEBKAfile Special Report November 22, 2015

Videos apparently leaked by Moscow reveal the presence of Iranian F-14 and MiG -29 fighters in Syrian skies for the first time. The Italian magazine “The Aviationist,” showed them escorting heavy Russian bombers, including the Tupolev TU-160, the heaviest, fastest and most destructive bomber ever built, on missions no more than 150 km from Israel’s northern border. Normally, the Israeli Air Force would have fought off and shot down any Iranian warplanes appearing in Syrian air space, but they are protecting themselves by flying with Russian bombers. 

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Massive Russian blanket air bombardment is flattening Raqqa
DEBKAfile Special Report November 21, 2015

Russia has launched a merciless blanket air campaign, backed by Kalibr cruise missiles fired from the Caspian and Mediterranean Seas, for wiping the Islamic State’s Syrian center of Raqqa off the map, debkafile reports. At least 75 air sorties so far are systematically razing the town of 200,000 inhabitants, district by district.

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ISIS threatens New York and worldwide terror panic. French raid aided by Moroccan intelligence
DEBKAfile Special Report November 19, 2015

Thursday Nov. 19, ISIS threatened a suicide attack on New York’s iconic Times Square, depicting a bomber unzipping his coat to display an explosive vest. The NYPD rushed to the scene. Anti-terror agencies are taking no chances after the string of terrorist slaughters claimed by the Islamic state. 

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French anti-terror police
Hollande, Obama lack the troops and will for total war on ISIS. Mid East rulers are even more reluctant
DEBKAfile Exclusive Analysis November 16, 2015

When French President Francois Hollande declared war on ISIS and called the attack in Paris an “act of war,” he gave the terrorist organization’s leader Abu Bakr Al-Baghdadi an unexpected boost: respect as a head of state. US President Barack Obama was more cautious, declaring at the G-20 summit in Antalya that his country and France would fight together against terror, without specifying how. That is because no ruler of any Muslim country has dared declare total war on ISIS, or wants to do so, and no Arab army is able or willing to undertake this war. 

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French President Hollande was top target in multiple terror atrocity in Paris
DEBKAfile Exclusive Analysis November 14, 2015

The geography of the six Paris locations targeted by terrorists Friday night points to precise advance planning in support of a primary target, namely, French President Francois Hollande, while at the same time sowing bloody havoc in the French capital, frightening tourists away and shaking the French governing system to the core. The outrage which took an estimated toll of 127 to 153 lives took place without warning from any French intelligence agency. Saturday, the French president accused ISIS of an act of war against his country.

 

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Suicide bombers strike Hizballah in Beirut
ISIS launches its winter terror offensive with first 274 deaths
DEBKAfile Special Report November 13, 2015

The Islamic State launched its winter offensive with surprise attacks in less than a month on Sharm el-Sheikh, Amman, Beirut and Sinai. These locations were chosen deliberately outside the primary Syrian and Iraqi battlefields, while at the same time targeting Russia, the US, Egypt, Iran and Hizballah, where least expected. debkafile: By going after Jihad John in Raqqa, northern Syria, Thursday night, Nov. 11, the US will not hold back the ISIS offensive or prevent its terrorists from striking again after suicide bombers claimed 43 lives at Hizballah’s Beirut stronghold.

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Operating in 11 Countries, ISIS Holds Enough Territory to Keep Foes at Bay
DEBKAfile Exclusive Report November 12, 2015

The Sinai branch of ISIS could not have performed alone for blowing up the Russian airliner. It was backed by the spreading, multinational Islamic State organization, like the Tunisian attack five months earlier.

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Egyptian President Shaken up by Russian Airliner Crash and Diplomatic Setbacks
DEBKAfile Exclusive Report November 12, 2015

After deposing two president, Egypt’s military junta has no problem in ousting a third. The generals are watching El-Sisi closely since terrorists were able to down the Russian airliner over Sinai and his failure to drum up international support for his campaign against ISIS.

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