82 articles tagged "Kurds"
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Conflicting US-Turkish “Green Lights” Potentially Clash in Syria
DEBKAfile Exclusive Report May 4, 2017

On May 16, two unpredictable, strong-willed leaders, Trump and Erdogan, will face each other over Syria.

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Turkish Air Blitz Shocks Syrian Kurds into Splitting from US Raqqa Offensive
DEBKAfile Exclusive Report April 27, 2017

Their exit leaves US elite forces and Syrian Arab fighters high and dry against ISIS.

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Trump to Erdogan: For 30,000 Troops, Take Raqqa Operation
DEBKAfile Exclusive Report April 20, 2017

The US President is suddenly ready to see Turkish troops taking over Raqqa offensive.

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Kurds Menaced by Turkey, Wooed by Iran
DEBKAfile Exclusive Report April 20, 2017

Iran’s Gen. Soleimani acts to block Iraqi Kurdish independence.

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Sarin Gas Bomb: Russian-Iranian Distraction from Grand US Raqqa Plan
DEBKAfile Exclusive Report April 6, 2017

The outrage was contrived by Russia, Iran and Assad to deflect a large-scale US buildup in Syria.

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Trump Starts Working Secretly with Russia in Syria – Ahead of FBI Probe
DEBKAfile Exclusive Report March 23, 2017

US and Russia set up new Syrian bases in synchronized moves.

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Trump Team’s Brief Honeymoon with Turkey’s Erdogan Is over
DEBKAfile Exclusive Report February 23, 2017

With Mike Flynn’s exit, Ankara has lost its champion in Washington.

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Why Did the Raqqa Offensive Never Take off? For Four Good Reasons
DEBKAfile Exclusive Report February 9, 2017

The Kurdish-Arab force has meanwhile been stopped in its tracks.

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Turkey pays dear for Erdogan overreach into Syria
DEBKAfile Exclusive Analysis January 1, 2017

The New Year's shooting rampage at the Istanbul Reina nightclub came on the heels of the assassination of the Russian ambassador Andrey Karlov in Ankara. The floodgates had opened up for the Syrian war and its terrorist adjuncts to surge across into Turkey. 

 

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Erdogan Is Losing Control. The Syrian War Is Trickling into Turkey
DEBKAfile Exclusive Report December 22, 2016

He is confronting his army and people with too many external and internal wars.

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The Kurds Ditch US in War on ISIS, Strike a Better Deal with Russia
DEBKAfile Exclusive Report December 15, 2016

The US lost its main spearhead for an offensive to clear ISIS out of Raqqa.

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Aleppo’s Fall Triggers Odd Bedfellows: Russians with Nusra, Assad with Kurds
DEBKAfile Exclusive Report December 8, 2016

Russians are talking to Al Qaeda’s Nusra Front in Turkey, Assad to Kurds in Aleppo.

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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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ISIS in Mosul Is Nowhere Near Breaking Point, Two More Islamic Terror Groups Stand by
DEBKAfile Exclusive Report November 3, 2016

Two more Islamic terror groups are standing by to jump in from the Syrian-Iraqi border.

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Erdogan Wants a Turkish Enclave to Span Syria and Iraq
DEBKAfile Exclusive Report November 3, 2016

This would pre-empt Syrian and Iraqi Kurdish independence aspirations.

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The Kurds Suddenly Opt out of Mosul Offensive
DEBKAfile Exclusive Report October 27, 2016

Their leaders refuse to let troops be cannon fodder for US, Iraqi interests.

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ISIS Counteroffensives across Iraq May Spread to Baghdad and Jordan
DEBKAfile Exclusive Report October 27, 2016

They did not expect ISIS to counter with assaults on other Iraqi cities.

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Tehran will fight Turkey’s role in Mosul operation
DEBKAfile Exclusive Report October 24, 2016

The involvement of Turkish special operations, armored and artillery forces in support of the Kurdish Peshmerga battle to drive ISIS out of Bashiqa, 12 south of Mosul, marks a pivotal moment in the US-led coalition’s anti-ISIS offensive to free Iraq’s second city. The entire Mosul operation hangs in the balance. Instead of fighting ISIS, the coalition’s partners are squaring off to fight each other.

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ISIS’ Kirkuk raid spreads. US air force in action
DEBKAfile Special Report October 22, 2016

The raid of Kirkuk launched by the Islamic State Friday began to spread Saturday, Oct. 22 to Layla, 21km to the4 south and a road intersection to Baghdad.

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Turkey’s Bid to Expand into Syria and Iraq Will Also Benefit Iran
DEBKAfile Exclusive Report October 20, 2016

Erdogan tries to repeat in Iraq his territorial grab in N. Syria, backed by Iran and Russia.

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