197 articles tagged "Iraq"
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The Vast ISIS Arms Industry - a Major Intelligence Miss
DEBKAfile Exclusive Report July 14, 2016

ISIS buys raw materials for its sophisticated, professional industry in many countries.

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Putin Wants to Post Russian Warplanes at Incirlik and Other US Mid-East Air Bases
DEBKAfile Exclusive Report July 7, 2016

He is aiming for berths for Russian bombers alongside US planes in Turkey, Iraq, Israel.

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ISIS routs new US-backed Syrian force at Abu Kemal
DEBKAfile Exclusive Report July 1, 2016

A battle on June 29 between ISIS and a pro-American Syrian rebel force near the Syria-Iraq border will go down as one of the most striking defeats ever suffered by an American-backed Syrian rebel force.

 

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Iran in All-out Bid to Seize Euphrates Land Bridge between Syria & Iraq
DEBKAfile Exclusive Report June 30, 2016

Tehran is after control of both sides of the Syrian-Iraqi border region.

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More airports under ISIS threat after Istanbul
DEBKAfile Special Report June 29, 2016

American-European intelligence input points to iSIS suicide teams lurking ready to strike near at least two or three other airports in Europe. The intel is very general, pointing to intent, but no specifics.

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ISIS stole army truck to bomb Jordanian troops
DEBKAfile Exclusive Report June 24, 2016

The ongoing investigation of the June 21 suicide bombing by ISIS on the Jordan-Syria border, in which six Jordanian border guards were killed and 16 were wounded, has revealed the terrorist organization’s sophisticated means of infiltration and attack. According to debkafile’s intelligence and counterterrorism sources, ISIS carried out the assault with a stolen Jordanian military vehicle. 

     

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US, Russia Mull Options Anew after Near-Air Collision over Syria
DEBKAfile Exclusive Report June 23, 2016

Putin determines to curtail US military intervention in Syrian war.

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Khamenei Is Dying. Three Radicals Tabbed as Successors - to Obama’s Chagrin
DEBKAfile Exclusive Report June 23, 2016

The frontrunner is Grand Ayatollah Mahmoud Shahroudi.

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First Palestinians in Syria war - under Hizballah
DEBKAfile Exclusive Report June 19, 2016

On Sunday, June 19, helicopters of the Syrian Air Force started transporting Palestinian militia fighters from the Damascus area to the Deir-ez-Zor region of eastern Syria, debkafile’s military sources said in an exclusive report. They are joining Hizballah troops gathering in the area ahead of an all-out assault on Islamic State’s grip on the area, notably the Euphrates River valley.

 

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Neither Obama nor Putin Has a Strategy for Destroying ISIS
DEBKAfile Exclusive Report June 16, 2016

Obama, supported by Putin, plans to keep ISIS-controlled cities under siege rather than capturing them.

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ISIS Is Building Getaway Command Bunkers in Case of Defeat in Syria and Iraq
DEBKAfile Exclusive Report June 16, 2016

ISIS Is Building Getaway Command Bunkers in Case of Defeat in Syria and Iraq. No one can tell if Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi will fight on or make a run for it.

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America’s Precarious Balancing Act vs. ISIS in Iraq, Syria
DEBKAfile Exclusive Report June 9, 2016

US strategic planners are loath to allow pro-Iranian local forces spearheading the battles against ISIS to surge in and take over.

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ISIS launches Ramadan with terror strike in Jordan
DEBKAfile Special Report June 7, 2016

Of all the possible places braced for ISIS terror attacks when Ramadan began, the first attack on the first day of the month-long fast was launched Monday, June 6, in Jordan. Five armed men, in two cars, attacked the Jordanian General Intelligence Command in the Baqaa Palestinian camp, near the capital Amman.

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US military chiefs overrate damage to ISIS
DEBKAfile Special Report May 28, 2016

The US has deployed about 7,500 US soldiers in Iraq and Syria and an additional 1,000 to 1,250 troops in Libya. US planes are taking off from Incirlilk base in South Turkey against Raqqa in Syria and Mosul in Iraq. Yet the ISIS peril is not diminished. 

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Iran’s Soleimani leads US-backed attack on Fallujah
DEBKAfile Exclusive Report May 24, 2016

Even though Iraqi Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi announced that 35,000 Iraqi troops have launched an attack to liberate Fallujah from ISIS, most of those forces are not participating in the attack on the city,

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In Another Flip-Flop, Obama Raises ME Troop Level to 10,000
DEBKAfile Exclusive Report May 19, 2016

US forces have been deployed to four ME countries during the past two weeks.

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Obama Backtracks Again on Mosul Liberation
DEBKAfile Exclusive Report May 12, 2016

US Intelligence bodies carried out a secret poll among the population of Mosul.

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GCC leaders reject Obama’s Middle East policy
DEBKAfile Exclusive Analysis April 23, 2016

debkafile’s intelligence sources and its sources in the Gulf report exclusively that US President Barack Obama failed in his effort to convince the leaders of the six Gulf Cooperation Council member states, during their summit on April 22 in Riyadh, to support his Middle East policy and cooperate with Washington. 

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Prospects of US-led Mosul Offensive Fade as Iraq Fragments
DEBKAfile Exclusive Report April 21, 2016

Next Iraqi P.M. may remove U.S. troops from country.

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Local Setbacks Slow US-Russian Momentum against ISIS in Iraq, Syria
DEBKAfile Exclusive Report April 7, 2016

Moscow and Washington realize they can’t rely on Syrian or Iraqi troops to follow through in any major offensive against ISIS in Raqqa or Mosul and so they are moving forward in slow steps.

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