104 articles tagged "Iraq"
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Saudis Warn US President Not to Expect Much from His Visit
DEBKAfile Exclusive Report March 27, 2014, 11:47 PM (GMT+02:00)

Saudi Arabia is the only Mid East country to be offered US Predator UAVs. With some delicate coordination, Israel, Saudi Arabia and Egypt can combine forces to battle al Qaeda using drones.

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The Maliki Government Lacks Arms, Money and Fighting Spirit to Stop Al Qaeda’s ISIS Advance
DEBKAfile Exclusive Report February 28, 2014, 12:16 AM (GMT+02:00)

Maliki and his army lack the arms, money and fighting spirit to tackle the rampant jihadis.

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Lakhdar Brahimi
US Military Aid Injected to Foster Foothold in Damascus
DEBKAfile Exclusive Report January 31, 2014, 12:56 AM (GMT+02:00)

The US reverses its non-intervention policy for Syria and decides to arm three selected Syrian rebel militias to gain a foothold in Damascus and help defeat Hizballah on Mt. Qalamoun.

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Barack Obama
The US Is again Fighting Al Qaeda in Iraq – This Time with Iran
DEBKAfile Exclusive Report January 10, 2014, 12:32 AM (GMT+02:00)

World leaders are finding US foreign policy confusing, especially its partnership with Iran in Iran, which has run into Assad’s double game for playing all sides.

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Al Qaeda’s Next Iraqi Targets: Infrastructure and Oil – as in Syria
DEBKAfile Exclusive Report January 10, 2014, 12:32 AM (GMT+02:00)

Al Qaeda in Iraq (ISIS) is eyeing Iraqi oil to produce funding for its jihad against the Shiite prime minister in Baghdad, like the revenue generated from its seizure of Syrian oilfields.

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Hizballah stronghold bombed
Iraqi Al Qaeda claims Lebanese bombing. Sunni terror in hot pursuit of Shiites from Baghdad to Beirut
DEBKAfile Exclusive Report January 5, 2014, 11:12 AM (GMT+02:00)

Iraqi Al Qaeda (ISIS), advancing Saturday, Jan. 4, on Baghdad from captured areas of Sunni Falluja and Ramadi, also claimed to have carried out the bombing attack Thursday, Jan. 2, on Hizballah’s political headquarters in Beirut.  debkafile: Al Qaeda in Iraq, Syria and Lebanon are clearly in mid-momentum of a drive to seize footholds across a wide swathe of the Middle East, spanning three Arab capitals - Baghdad, Damascus and Beirut - in the role of Sunni knife slicing through the Shiite axis of Iran, Syria and the Lebanese Hizballah.

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US and Iran’s First Joint Military Venture: Fighting al Qaeda in Iraq
DEBKAfile Video December 29, 2013, 7:26 PM (GMT+02:00)

US weapons and Iranian Al Qods officers join the Iraqi army in a major anti-al-Qaeda offensive to foil Al Qaeda’s plan for its first caliphate across the Syrian-Iraqi frontier - but also to buttress the pro-Iranian Shiite crescent arching over the region. 

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Israel’s Destruction Will Come from the East, Says a New Al Qaeda Pamphlet
DEBKAfile Exclusive Report December 13, 2013, 1:06 AM (GMT+02:00)

Al Qaeda pens its first operational blueprint for Israel’s destruction, planning to use its lack of strategic depth to attack the Jewish state from Syria and Iraq.

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Tehran Already Performs Like a Nuclear Power. Is Washington Cheering from Behind?
DEBKAfile Exclusive Report December 13, 2013, 1:05 AM (GMT+02:00)

The Iranians, making like a world power, are thrusting their fingers into five major world pies, Syria, the Gulf, Afghanistan, Iraq and Lebanon.

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Al Qaeda-Iraq Presses Forward for First Jihadist State Spanning Mid East Borders
DEBKAfile Exclusive Report November 14, 2013, 10:09 PM (GMT+02:00)

Abu Bakr Al-Baghdadi is pulling his Al Qaeda-Iraq troops out of Syria to establish the first Al Qaeda state in the Middle East, with himself installed as absolute ruler. Ayman Zawahiri is dead against the project.

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Recep Tayyip Erdogan
Turkey Aids US Plan to Oust pro-Iranian Iraqi Prime Minister Nuri Maliki
DEBKAfile Exclusive Report August 23, 2013, 12:05 AM (GMT+02:00)

Erdogan’s peace package with the Kurdish PKK is falling apart. Iran is trying to plant agents in the PKK for a proxy clandestine war on Turkey. Erdogan is helping the US devise a plan for getting rid of Iraqi PM Nuri Maliki, Tehran’s pawn in Baghdad.

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Turkey and Iraqi Kurds Join Hands to Found Syrian Kurdistan
DEBKAfile Exclusive Report August 2, 2013, 12:31 AM (GMT+02:00)

Turkey has signed an epic pact with the Kurdish Regional Republic of Iraq to cooperate in founding a self-ruling Kurdish entity in northern Syria. Ankara guarantees an air and military umbrella and its pipeline for brining Syrian Kurdish oil and gas to Europe.

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The Iranian-Russian-Iraqi-Hizballah Bloc is the Winning Formula behind Assad
DEBKAfile Exclusive Report June 7, 2013, 12:20 AM (GMT+02:00)

Bashar Assad could hardly lose the war with the hefty backing of Russia, Iran, Iraq and Hizballah. Hizballah tilted the fighting against the rebels, while Iraq is feeding his war chest with billions of petrodollars.

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Baghdad Jumps into Syrian War on orders from Tehran
DEBKAfile Exclusive Report May 30, 2013, 11:44 PM (GMT+02:00)

The Iraqi Prime Minister Nuri al-Maliki is blatantly defying Washington by ranging its army along the 600-km Syrian border on orders from Tehran and consenting to aid Bashar Assad’s war on Syrian rebels, especially al Qaeda.

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Al Qaeda’s Entire Iraqi Fighting Strength Migrates to Syria
DEBKAfile Exclusive Report May 24, 2013, 1:11 AM (GMT+02:00)

Al Qaeda-Iraq has relocated to Syria and completed its merger with Jabhat al-Nusra. They control key areas of eastern Syria including a producing oil field and access to the Jordanian border and are posed to serve as a counterweight to the Shiite Hizballah.

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A New IDF Military Framework to Guard borders and Fight Al Qaeda
DEBKAfile Exclusive Report April 18, 2013, 11:47 PM (GMT+02:00)

Al Qaeda’s rocket attack on Eilat from Sinai caught Israeli, US and Egyptian intelligence nappy. Israel is getting its act together with new units to man the three borders facing the new al Qaeda presence in Sinai, Syria and Iraq.

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Maj. Gen. Qassem Soleimani
Making Iraq the Hub for Worldwide Shiite Revolution
DEBKAfile Exclusive Report April 18, 2013, 11:47 PM (GMT+02:00)

The Al Qods Brigades chief, Maj. Gen. Qassem Soleimani, candidly Iran’s hopes and ambitions in a public lecture this week. He indicated that Syria is no longer the focus of Iran’s plans of expansion but rather Iraq, which has been chosen as the main vehicle for exporting the Shiite ...

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Muqtada al-Sadr
The Shiite Pincer Movement to Contain Sunni Spread in Syria, Lebanon, Iraq
DEBKAfile Exclusive Report March 14, 2013, 9:40 PM (GMT+02:00)

Shiite forces, Iranian, Lebanese and Iraqi, are mustering their strength in Syria to head off al Qaeda’s Syrian momentum carrying over into Iraq and Lebanon.

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IDF Chief of Staff Lt. Gen. Benny Gantz on Golan
Al Qaeda forms volatile 1,000-km chain from Baghdad to Damascus
DEBKAfile Exclusive Analysis March 12, 2013, 8:30 AM (GMT+02:00)

By beating the Syrian army 17th reserve division for control of the Euphrates, Islamist militias have removed the last gap in al Qaeda’s 1,000-km chain of command from northern Baghdad to eastern Damascus, including Syrian Golan on Israel’s border. Any “conflagration” in Syria could quickly spread to Lebanon, Iraq or the Golan; a violent incident in Egypt could spill back and forth into Libya, Israel or Algeria. “The threats have not gone, only assumed new shapes,” said IDF chief of staff Lt. Gen. Benny Gantz.

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Vladimir Putin and Nouri al-Maliki
Iraqi Skies Are Main Corridor for Russian, Iranian Arms Lifts to Syria
DEBKAfile Exclusive Report October 26, 2012, 12:38 AM (GMT+02:00)

Russia has won from Baghdad the same privilege as Iran for using Iraqi air space as a corridor for delivering military supplies to Bashar Assad in Damascus. The huge arms deal Putin and Maliki signed this month provides Syria with a reserve arsenal across the border in Iraq.

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