405 articles tagged "ISIS"
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ISIS strikes in Berlin, Jordan – and Mosul too
DEBKAfile Exclusive Analysis December 21, 2016

The city of Berlin and the Jordanian Crusader town of Karak are 3,000km apart, but the distance did not stop Islamic State killers from taking 26 lives, including the Israeli Dalia Elkayam in Berlin, and injuring 18 others in the two countries.

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Crusader castle at Karakh
Jordan terrorist attack with hostages. 10 killed
DEBKAfile Special Report December 19, 2016

After the terror attack Sunday, Dec. 18 in the southern Jordanian town of Karakh, a firefight developed when Jordanian forces stormed the Crusader castle where terrorists were holding tourists hostage. The 10 dead included a Canadian woman. Another 29 were injured.

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Russian Elite Spetsnaz Trounced in Face-off with ISIS
DEBKAfile Exclusive Report December 15, 2016

The elite Russian unit was defeated by the jihadists in Palmyra, a counterattack prepared.

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Turkey Provokes Head-to-Heads with Iran, Its Proxies and ISIS
DEBKAfile Exclusive Report December 15, 2016

Erdogan is looking for a fight with the Iraqi Shiites and in trouble with ISIS in Syria.

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ISIS returns to Palmyra
ISIS seizes big Russian-Syrian T-4 air base
DEBKAfile Special Report December 12, 2016

Islamic State forces pushed forward their assault to retake the central Syrian town of Palmyra Monday, Dec. 12, and by evening had entered the big Russian-Syrian T-4 air base outside the town, carrying off substantial quantities of Russian armaments. Reporting this, debkafile added: They booty they snatched included different types of ground-to-ground missiles as well as anti-tank and anti-air rockets. 

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Mosul offensive folds, waiting now for Trump
DEBKAfile Exclusive Report December 5, 2016

There is no chance of the Mosul offensive scoring a victory before Barack Obama quits the White House next month. Altogether 54,000 Iraqi troops and 5,000 US servicemen – supported by 90 warplanes and 150 heavy artillery pieces - were invested in the Mosul campaign when it was launched in October. They proved unable to beat 9,000 jihadists. 

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ISIS’ Black Sea Network Scattered Ahead of Major Terror Drive for New Year Holiday
DEBKAfile Exclusive Report December 1, 2016

A major terror drive for the New Year’s holidays in both parts of Europe was thwarted.

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As the Mosul Offensive Peters out, ISIS Poises for Its Comeback
DEBKAfile Exclusive Report December 1, 2016

The Iraqi army’s failure to break through prompts ISIS recovery.

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Trump Transition Team Bids for Obama’s Hands-off in Syria and Iraq
DEBKAfile Exclusive Report November 24, 2016

His transition team asks Obama’s White House for its hands-off in Syria and Iraq.

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ISIS Plots Full-Scale Offensives in Iraq, Jordan to Preempt Trump Takeover
DEBKAfile Exclusive Report November 24, 2016

The jihadists plan to pre-empt hawkish Trump administration’s counter-terror offensive.

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Now We Are Seven: Trump Expands US Military Ops HQ in Jordan
DEBKAfile Exclusive Report November 24, 2016

It is now hooked up with Russia and Assad government.

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Trump and Gen. Flynn move in on Syria, Iraq wars
DEBKAfile Exclusive Report November 23, 2016

Unlike most US president elects, Donald Trump is not waiting to be formally sworn into office on Jan. 20. debkafile’s exclusive sources reveal that he has already plunged unannounced into managing America’s military role in the conflicts in Syria and Iraq. For more details, subscribe here to DEBKA Weekly.

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The Attack that Killed 3 US Commandos Targeted “Guantanamo-2” Hidden in Jordan
DEBKAfile Exclusive Report November 17, 2016

Three US servicemen were murdered by ISIS as payback for the new terrorist prison camp.

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Putin’s low-key Syrian operation - a call to Trump
DEBKAfile Exclusive Analysis November 16, 2016

debkafile: The proportions of the Nov. 15 Russian operation against terrorist targets in Syria better fit the description of low key than “large scale.” No more than 2 Sukhoi Su-33 fighters lifted off the carrier’s decks.

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Obama hits Trump tie with Putin, Erdogan on Syria
DEBKAfile Exclusive Report November 14, 2016

Half a dozen long convoys of trucks carrying US arms, hurriedly put together by US military headquarters in Baghdad, have crossed the border in the last three days on their way to the Syrian Kurdish PYD-YPG militia, 

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Anti-ISIS Ops in Syria and Iraq at a Standstill, Waiting for Trump
DEBKAfile Exclusive Report November 10, 2016

The US president-elect on Syria and Iraq: “We need different thinking in this country.”

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The US-Led Coalition’s Advance on Mosul Lags Way behind Schedule
DEBKAfile Exclusive Report November 10, 2016

Towards week’s end, the Iraqi army’s advance slowed without entering the city.

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Obama’s “Turkish Headache” Holds up the Operation to Liberate Raqqa
DEBKAfile Exclusive Report November 10, 2016

If the Kurds take the lead, they risk being hit in the back by the Turkish army.

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Will Saudi King’s Son Be Next Monarch? Only If He Can Jump the Line
DEBKAfile Exclusive Report November 10, 2016

King Salman has acted to correct the imbalance between his son and MBN.

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Jordanian special forces chase Islamist terrorists
Manhunt in Jordan for killers of 3 US servicemen
DEBKAfile Special Report November 5, 2016

Jordanian forces, along with US special forces and helicopters, are engaged in a massive manhunt for the Islamist gunmen who murdered three US military trainers and seriously injured others Friday, Nov. 4 at the Prince Faisal Air Base near the southern Jordanian town of Al-Jafr. 

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